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    Old 08-06-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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    Newly diagnosed GERD/LPR-worried

    I think I have had LPR for most of my life but I didn't know it until recently. It had never been detected during physical exams but my dentist recently found that I have some tooth erosion and that it is probably acid reflux. I have rarely had heartburn/esophageal pain and It was often misdiagnosed until now because my only symptoms were coughing, chest tightness, nausea.
    -I am in my mid thirties and have never been treated, could this have already caused significant problem?
    -Is the risk of Barretts esophagus and throat or esophageal cancer high? My dentist scared me when they started talking about cancer
    -Is occasional feeling of drink going down the wrong pipe a LPR symptom?

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