Throat cancer or gerd

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Avatar m tn My concern is,,the symptoms of Gerd and cancer of the esophagus seem the same. Ive been researching online and see that gerd is a very common complaint but the idea of cancer of the esophagus is worrying me as the prognossis is so poor. I do have an appointment at the Docs in 10 days.Can you please advise further?
Avatar m tn Thx but the question is could it be a gerd or an oropharyngeal cancer coz I have to wait one week before seeing my doctor
Avatar m tn i have also had some heartburn, so i wonder if these could be the symptoms of gerd. i am seeing an ent, he checked my throat and didn't see any growths and is going to have an mri done on me. in the meantime i am quite frightened, especially of throat cancer, has anyone had the same symptoms? i am beside myself with fear.
Avatar f tn She says may be from GERD, but I only get acid reflux once or twice a year, though when I do it is up into the mouth, no heartburn. Is there any significant chance that this may be GERD or simple ulcer in my throat or should I try to prepare for a finding of supraglottal cancer?
Avatar m tn Everytime i eat say like salsa or tomato sauce from pizza i feel different. I am just worried that i have a heart problem or possible throat cancer or something. I am on this forum cause when i went to the ER they mentioned it could be gerd or anxiety but i just dont know. Any input will help.
Avatar f tn I am a white 34 year old female, non-smoker/never smoked a day in my life, and rarely drink. I went to the ER Friday evening/Saturday morning because I had chest, arm, and back pain. They drew blood, did an ekg, and an xray. They came back normal, and diagnosed me with GERD and torn muscles in my upper back, and muscle strain in my elbows. I believe I've had GERD for most or all of my life, but without the heartburn. I never realized what I had.
Avatar f tn 2 days ago I had acid reflux and still have a sore throat. I also feel as though I have a lump in my throat and cannot stop burping after meals. I also have had a cough since the acid reflux, with mild indegestion at the moment. When I look back I suppose I have been suffering acid reflux and indegestion for some time now but havn.t really worried about it, but now it is worrying me because the symptoms have got worse.
Avatar n tn t have any other symptoms like a sore throat or lump in my neck. I am a former light to moderate smoker and petrified to go to the doc.
Avatar f tn About 7 months ago, I was eating a piece of brisket, and when I swallowed it would not go down. I almost had to have someone do the heimlick to get the brisket out of my throat. After continued swallowing with no effect, I tried to drink water with no help the water came up. After what seemed forever and pulling at the brisket with my fingers, I finally swallowed it. There was some bleeding due to trauma of trying to get it out of my throat.
Avatar n tn I am 30 years old.I have had acid reflux for about 10 years on and off.I have kept it pretty managed, with OTC acid reducers.I have never been tested for Barretts , but I am so afraid I have it and it will turn into cancer.I haven't been sick in about 8 years, not even a cold or even a fever.In good shape,skinny,don't drink,smoke,or ever eat spicy food.I never have any trouble swallowing . I don't have any throat pain at all.
Avatar n tn I would agree with the ENT that your throat symptoms are those of GERD, which is another symptom of hypothyroidism. I had them (and GERD) for years, so I'm very familiar with them.
Avatar n tn Well I have taken the prevacid for 2 weeks and not longer have that metal taste in mouth but still I feel like I have a burp stuck in my throat and at times it kind of flutters. Could this be something other that GERD? How about anxiety because I had a aunt die of stomach cancer at age 48...diagnosed at 40 (my age) and this is all making me very anxious! No weigh loss, blood in stool or vomiting . Should I have a blood test for H pylori to be on the safe side?
Avatar m tn I am age 35 and I wonder if this little pain...., It goes away and comes back, but the pain is getting lower not harder, but it comes and goes, Please help? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/GERD-Acid-Reflux/Worried-about-throat-cancer/show/1116216">Worried about throat cancer!</a>.
Avatar m tn The Larynx cancer because my chance of it was only multiplied by the untreated GERD and smoking. I do also have a symptom of Larynx Cancer as I feel like I have a lump in the right side of my throat now but it comes and goes, from searching on the net I don't have any of the other symptoms and definetley no change in voice. The Barretts Esophogus because of not treating my GERD for so long.
Avatar n tn Although there are many other causes for sore throat and laryngitis, GERD should be suspected in a patient with chronic sore throat or other GERD symptoms or when no other cause can be found. Severe, long-standing GERD can damage the esophagus and cause a condition known as Barrett's esophagus wherein the normal lining of the esophagus is replaced by a lining more like that of the stomach or intestine.
Avatar n tn I have a lump in my throat and have been to multiple doctors in the past 6 months. I have been to my primary physician (internal medicine specialist), the ER, and to an ENT twice. The ENT diagnosed me with GERD and put me on prilosec, which has controlled my heartburn, but the lump is still there. Both times the ENT used a scope and felt the lump, but said it is not my thyroid, just irritation from the reflux.
Avatar f tn I have suggested he insists his doc gets his throat swabbed as my dad had throat cancer and started similar symptoms. He is having chest xray . His mum died of oesophagus cancer. When he coughs he gets relief when food comes up and he has vomited a couple times. His doc now given him GERD tablets and she tried him on steroid puffer which either tmt has worked. What would you suggest.
Avatar f tn One type of HPV (only one, HPV16) indeed causes throat cancer. But throat cancer remains quite rare, despite what might be assumed from recent publicity e.g. Mr. Douglas' case. And it certainly doesn't cause GERD or symptoms of that sort. There is no reason for you to be tested for oral HPV, and no validated, approved tests are available; and neither a positive nor negative result would make any difference in your health care, nor in predictions your risk for future cancer.
Avatar f tn That sounds like gerd and not cancer. :>) The thickening is likely due to the gerd. Now, you want to treat the gerd fully as Barretts esophagus is something that can happen. It's pretty uncommon happening to only 10 percent of the gazillion of people that have gerd or acid reflux but it is when the esophagus has a change in the lining and it becomes like your intestines. This would only happen if you leave your gerd untreated. Have you begun some medication now?
496495 tn?1224609863 Hello I am a 28 year old male and I am concerned about throat cancer. Almost 2 and a half weeks ago I had laid down to take a nap and when I awoke I had weird pain on the left side of my throat when I swallowed. This lasted for about a day and got a lot better but there was still some minor pain every so often when I swallowed. I do have acid reflux and allergies with bad post nasal drip and had a scope about 2 and a half years ago showing some minor irritation around my focal cords.