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what does "flat mucosa" mean in egd report?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy.

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What is the cause of yellow mucosa on the stool?

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A 59-year-old member asked:

Can I take tyenol prior to a egd?

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Tylenold and EGD: Normally patient going for egd, have nothing to eat or npo night before in the hospital setting but for the stand point of if the tylenol (acetaminophen) is going to interfere with the result if you take it the nigh before , the answer is not. The medication is full . In fact, all medications should be taken the night before as per recommendation of your doctor and no meds the day of the procedure.
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Colonoscopy found multiple mucosa target lesions--what could cause this?

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Colon target lesions: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. When terminology is applied precisely, the ulcers are associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Descriptively, but less precise, ulcers of similar appearance are seen in the lower GI tract with use of aspirin, with lymphoid hyperplasia, herpes, others.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How routine is a biopsy with egd?

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What exactly is erythematous mucosa?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Inflammation: Mucous membranes cover most of the internal organs and spaces of the body. If the mucosa is is erythmatous, it means it is red and this usually means inflammed or irritated. This can be due to infections, trauma, auto-immune disorders and toxic agents that come into contact. In your case, it would depend on where, why and when. Discuss with your doctor if needed.

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