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For about 5 years i struggled with bulimia and I have already had my gull bladder out and I have holes in my esophagus. About a year ago I was diagnosed with GERDS. I have been taking nexium to help it, but lately it has been acting up alot. Nexium has not been helping me. I even have been taking Mylanta and that is not helping. My stomach and chest hurts so much it feels like it is going to explode or something. I just wanted to know what this could be and even though I dont have insurance if I should go to the doctor?


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replied January 16th, 2009
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A5401
GERD (gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease) is not a single diagnosis but a syndrome that can be due to several conditions like hiatus hernia, gastritis, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer, etc. Whatever caused your GERD, you will need a barium swallow X-ray and an upper endoscopy (gastroscopy) to reveal the real cause. Reducing your weight and taking medicines like proton pump inhibitors, antacids and H2-blockers could be helpful in your case.

You could consult a gastroenterologist about your case.



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