To find out if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), your doctor may
first ask you questions about your symptoms, such as whether you have a
frequent uncomfortable feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain just behind
the breastbone (heartburn). If you have heartburn often, your doctor may prescribe medicines
to treat GERD without doing any other tests.
If medicines don't help, you may have other tests. These may include: