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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (non-pediatrics specialty)
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 67374
Experience:  Many years of outpatient experience with all age groups
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Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Hi there

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hello, hope you are well
Since feeling more anxious I have been getting more of indigestion and noticed the heartburn has been quite bad the last few days, the Dr also said I have an inflamed nose, could it be silent reflux? I’m really scared I have had this for a long time and now I have Barrett’s esophagus? Would something show up in bloods?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

That wouldn't show up in bloods

Remind me--do you take anything for the heartburn?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Gaviscon as only got bad recently
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What wouldn’t show up in bloods? I’m really scared
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

The nose problem isn't from silent reflux

Barrett's wouldn't show up in bloods

What has your doctor said about the indigestion?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I haven’t mentioned it as yet as I my got really bad this week
Would it be Barrett’s? Im petrified
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

There's absolutely no reason to suspect Barrett's

It's mostly from your anxiety

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Even if I have had heartburn for years?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Even so

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Honestly I’m so scared I have something bad like that? But I only really get heartburn that I notice occasionally especially when I’m anxious
My throat feels irritated too, like a lump feeling behind nose, could acid be getting to my nose?
My stomach is gurgling a lot too
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Just taken gaviscon and it feels less burning
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Acid has nothing to do with your nose or throat

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
But if it’s coming up it might be irritating it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

But it isn't coming up

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
It feels like it is as I have a horrible taste in my mouth
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Still it's nothing to worry about

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
But it’s uncomfortable and burnt feeling and feel a knot in my back/chest and worry that if I have had this for years untreated it would eve uk being serious plus I vape IQOS which could be making it all worse
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Have you discussed this with your doctor?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Not yet as only got bad this week
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Even though you say you've had heartburn for years?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No like occasionally not all the time
I have raised it in the past esp when I have been anxious and they put me on lanazopfole those times
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Please I’m scared
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

So why is it worrying you now?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Because of the throat and nose thing too, I’m sure I had the nose thing a few years ago when I last had anxiety and bad heartburn
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I worry about long term damage
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

I see no need to worry but at least discuss with your doctor the idea of upper endoscopy to rule out any damage

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
But that really scares me
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What if it’s serious
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

What if questions are a waste of time and energy

If you really are worried at least discuss it with your doctor

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I will but I am coming here for your opinion too as it’s so hard to get Dr’s appt atm
I have really bad anxiety and I know that’s triggering heartburn but I also worry if I have had it milder before it’s doing damage and I just want to know that would feel like? Would I be in alot of pain?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Why is my nose inflamed?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

I'm not worried you have Barrett's

The nose inflammation is probably allergies

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
How can you be so sure? Would I be in a lot of pain with the heartburn??
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Yes there would be

I really don't have anything more to say about it

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
it wouldn’t come and go?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

No

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
My heartburn has been so bad the last few mornings, I’m so scared I have a damaged esophagus, but it does get better in the evening, please advise me as I don’t know what to think or do? I feel burning in my stomach and back and have a lump in throat feeling
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
If my esophagus was damaged would I feel it constantly? It’s only been since I have been anxious but I worry about all the times I have skipped breakfast and vaped in the past scared I have permanently damaged myself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

You'd feel it constantly

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I think the vaping has made my chronic sinusitis worse, now I have stopped should it get better? Or permanent damage?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 days ago.

It will get better and no permanent damage

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