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Commentary: Patient's view

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:134
  1. Kenneth Neville1,
  2. Mark Fox, specialist registrar (
  1. 1 Oesophageal Laboratory, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  1. Correspondence to: M Fox

    As a child I remember eating well and enjoying my food, although I did get heartburn now and again. That all changed in 2001 when I started to bring up what I ate. At first this was occasional, but then my stomach settled into a new routine. On eating even small amounts I felt unpleasantly full, then I had to belch and the food came back to my mouth. I usually spat this out, but sometimes I swallowed it again. If I tried to eat larger amounts my stomach hurt and I had to vomit everything up. …

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