Loose bowel motions may be due to an infection (gastroenteritis) but if the symptoms persist for more than 3 weeks then other conditions need to be considered. Sometimes the problem is......

FAQ: Does reflux cause cough, sore throat, sinus disease, dental decay or any other problem not directly related to the oesophagus

There is extensive debate and much literature on possible "extra-oesophageal" symptoms causes by reflux - that is more then the typical heartburn and regurgitation. The answer cannot be covered in a few words - but for a small proportion - probably yes. The diagnosis can be difficult and it is not sensible to proceed to an operation for reflux based on a "guess" that reflux or indeed "silent reflux" might be involved.

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