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I am 36 years old and have gerd caused by a atal hernia. I

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Hello. I am 36 years old and have gerd caused by a hiatal hernia. I am taking nexium and have been now for about 3 years. I take 60 mg and it keeps everything under control for the most part. My question is sometimes I get gas pain in my back...I know it sounds weird but is this normal? The pain is usually little pinchy pains followed by deep gasbubbly burps. Sometimes I get this on and off for days at a time. Just wondering if there is anything to prevent it or ease it up besides tums. Thank you!!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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This is pretty normal. yes.

The gas pain can cause referred pain to the back.

I would recommend taking simethicone. You can get it OTC. It is also known as gas-X.

It really does a nice job cutting back the gas.

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