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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Inflammation: in the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Typically medication: Esophagitis is typically treated with medications. This may include medications such as Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) called h2 blockers. Sometimes st ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Try acid blockers: Most esophagitis will likely reflect injury from reflux of stomach contents (gerd) and should typically respond to acid blocker medicines. If you cho ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
YES.: If the conditions that caused esophagitis reoccur, so also could the esophagitis. I note that you're taking omeptrazole. Don't discontinue it withou ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience in Family Medicine
See a GI Dr.: Egd. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Endoscopy: Though there are features seen in a ct scan and barium swallow which are suggestive of esophagitis, the only (and best way) to definitively make the d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Esophagitis cures: There is alot you can do for acid reflux: lose weight, no tea or coffee, no eating 3hr. Before bedtime, decrease fat intake, raise the head of your be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
Damage: The esophagus is damaged which can lead to scar tissue forming. This can cause difficulty swallowing. Also, ongoing damage to the esophagus is thought ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many: Esophagitis can lead to ulcers with pain and bleeding, strictures which can result in serious swallowing problems and lead to an increased risk of can ... Read More
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