water/saliva mimics heartburn

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   Posted 12/31/2013 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, just wanted to asked anyone if they experience this too. I noticed now after my nissen that when I swallow liquids it causes a heartburn feeling in my chest like 3 seconds after swallowing. Not sure why water would make this happen.

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   Posted 12/31/2013 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sixness,
I have no idea why you're having it with water, but it's an indication of a pain/discomfort in your esophagus, which is interpreted by your brain as reflux. I don't know when you had your surgery, but these are the kinds of quirks that seem to disappear at the one year plus mark. Hang in there!
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