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A patient is seen in the clinic for symptoms consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The nurse should expect which common symptoms?

Explanation

• The most common symptoms of GERD include heartburn (sometimes described as chest pain), regurgitation, trouble swallowing, sore throat, and nausea.

• GERD pain is sometimes described as epigastric pain (not abdominal pain). It does not cause bloody stool.

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