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Hello - I have just joined this forum to see if I can get some answers for a long term problem. Was diagnosed with a tracheal stenosis 3 years ago and have had 5 surgeries but the medics don't know what is causing it - been tested for auto-immune disease and cancer - but now they are making a connection with silent acid reflux and I am awaiting referral to the gastro medics for possible Barretts. I do get heartburn from time to time and a recent endoscopic test said the top of my oesophagus was inflamed. The main symptom is an apparent overproduction of acid before my evening meal - like I am hungry and my stomach is demanding food, and I seem to oversalivate too. I have had a bout of gingivitis too confined to the left hand side of my mouth. In addition if I get an ENT infection, the stenosis seems to come back quickly - so I have speculated that the link is the virus infection for the stenosis but I am told that it could be the reflux making me more vulnerable to infections. I can't take omeprazole, ranitidine or sucralfate so only take gaviscon advance. I wonder if anyone else has had similar issues which connect the stenosis with reflux and might be able to offer any advice please? Many thanks.
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