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Old 07-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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EGD normal! Then why do i have pain?

I had my EGD done yesterday, and doctor said all looks normal. I just couldn't believe it. She said she did a biopsy to see if it could be H-pylori but she doubts it. I do have some reflux and I hurt a lot of the time just below the breastbone. If all is normal then why do i still have pain? What else could cause this?

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I had my EGD done yesterday, and doctor said all looks normal. I just couldn't believe it. She said she did a biopsy to see if it could be H-pylori but she doubts it. I do have some reflux and I hurt a lot of the time just below the breastbone. If all is normal then why do i still have pain? What else could cause this?

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Hi Shonks,

I do not know what EGD is. But pain in the area you describe could possibly be from hiatal hernia. Until mine was dx I felt pain and felt a bulge just below the sternum. Does it hurt all the time? Is the pain related to eating?

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Re: EGD normal! Then why do i have pain?

The doctor took a camera and looked down at my esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. Certain foods bother me when i eat them and sometimes my stomach near the breastbone burns. I do take a ppi, but am still having problems. I just can't understand it.

 
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The doctor took a camera and looked down at my esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. Certain foods bother me when i eat them and sometimes my stomach near the breastbone burns. I do take a ppi, but am still having problems. I just can't understand it.
OK, thanks for clarifying that for me. It is test I have had also but did not know the name for it. I have had many, many ulcers starting when I was a teenager. So pain it that area is common for me. I just try to figure out what food or drink may have brought on the burning. I know I'm not helping you much.... Wish I had an answer for you.

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Re: EGD normal! Then why do i have pain?

The EGD shows is if you have damage from the acid reflux. You can have acid reflux without damage.

I've had 2 EGD's that were "normal" but in reality, I have extremely severe acid reflux.

Did your doctor talk to you about doing any pH testing? That test measures incidents of acid reflux over a 24-48 hour period.

Also, for some, Barium Swallow testing will also show refluxing. It is a good test to look at your digestive processes.
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Re: EGD normal! Then why do i have pain?

No, the doc didn't say anything about a PH test. How is it done? I do have reflux. But if no damage there, (she said it wasn't even red), why does it hurt? Hope that doesn't sound like a stupid question!

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