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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease -- Child

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by Kellicker PG

(GERD—Child; Chronic Heartburn—Child; Reflux Esophagitis—Child; Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease—Child; GORD—Child; Heartburn—Child; Reflux—Child)


Risk Factors

The following factors increase the chances of developing GERD:


Symptoms of GERD include:


Your doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. Your child may need to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. This type of doctor focuses on diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Tests may include:


North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)



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Canadian Digestive Health Foundation



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