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Obama Hospital Visit for Sore Throat Reveals Acid Reflux: Report

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By    |   Monday, 08 Dec 2014 03:49 PM

President Barack Obama went to the hospital Saturday to see doctors about a sore throat that was found to be related to acid reflux, according to a statement from the White House.

"This morning, an ear, nose, and throat specialist from Fort Belvoir Medical Center conducted a fiber optic exam, under my supervision, of the President’s throat based on symptoms of sore throat over the past couple weeks," said White House physician Ronny L. Jackson, MD, FAAEM.

"The exam revealed soft tissue swelling in the posterior throat and I, in consultation with the specialist, determined that further evaluation with a routine CT scan was prudent. The CT scan was conducted this afternoon purely as a matter of convenience for the President’s schedule. The CT scan was normal. The President's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly."

Obama was seen at Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. Jackson’s health concerns for the president were not urgent, but there was a gap in Obama’s schedule that made it a good time to do the tests, NBC News reported.

Obama’s most recent check-up in May found the president to be in excellent health, NBC said.

Predictably, Obama’s health condition generated some Internet commentary.






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