A 58-year-old male asked:
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my dad age 58 had gastro duodenoscopy test.below i mentioned report conclusion. anything to worry? small esophageal varices mild phg antral nodularity

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Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes.: This is not normal. Is your dad an alcohol drinker? He needs to stop and see a GI specialized in cirrhosis of the liver, unfortunately. Best luck to you!
Answered on Aug 31, 2014
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen commented
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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"The differential diagnosis for antral nodularity, fold thickening, and narrowing is extensive. However, because of the common histopathologic diagnosis of chronic active gastritis secondary to H pylori in patients with these radiographic findings, the physician must remember to include this infectious cause of gastritis in the interpretive report." Accrding to NIH reports...
Aug 31, 2014
Dr. Martin Wolff
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow-up: Some of these findings are indicative of high blood flow in the portal system, most commonly due to significant liver disease. I strongly recommend that your father follow-up with his gastroenterologist for further work-up.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen commented
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
That's what I said...
Aug 31, 2014

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