Acid Reflux & Chronic Stomach Pain & Vomiting Symptoms ?

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My daughter has been diagnosed with really bad acid reflux & oesophagitis.

She has been prescribed strong medication for 30 days - if symptoms don't improve she will need surgery.

My question is - does anyone suffer from really bad stomach pains and vomiting ? She doesn't seem to have the usual symptoms of heartburn or a burning sensation in the throat. All her symptoms seem to be stomach related ? 

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    Reflux comes in two main types active and passive. Passive is when you will not experience any heart burn, which is typically thought of when one thinks of reflux. I would personally be very careful deciding on surgery. I would find a doctor who specializes in reflux and even the stomach.
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    I don't have classic heartburn or vomiting which is why mine took a long time to be diagnosed. Tonight I had really bad stomach pains due to something I ate, took a PPI and 30mins later all gone.

    There are pros and cons of having surgery, as others have said I would see a gastroentologist first and get their opinion. In the UK that is the typical route and then the gastro will refer you to a general surgeon if you need surgery. I am managing mine with PPI as I am not bothered by all the scare stories around PPI's and if there were as bad as everyone claims NICE would not approve them for use.

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    Thank you all for your comments - my daughter is 13 and has suffered with these problems for 4+ years. She has had an endoscopy which diagnosed the chronic oesophagitis and a couple of ph studies which diagnosed the serious acid reflux.

    Her paediatric gastroenterologist has diagnosed all the above points.

    Her main symptoms present as stomach pains and vomiting.

     

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    Hi all, just want to ask... Has the Dr ordered a blood test to check for celiac (Coeliac) Disease? Please insist on it. Vomiting isn't a normal symptom but some children do vomit from it. It's very hard to diagnos. I suffered with many different symptoms for over 40 yrs before an endoscopy revealed incredible damage in my sm intestine. Many Drs aren't very knowledgable abt it. 
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    Had coeliac gene test & all negative.

    Had a calprotectin test which came back at 132 but doctor said that's okay too.

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