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granularity and erythema in the antrum after endoscopy...what does it mean?

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Dr. Jerry Guanciale
General Surgery 35 years experience
Antritis : The stomach makes acid. Acid digests some foods especially proteins. It also produces a protective layer of mucous. If that mucous layer is decreased it exposes the lining of the stomach to those acids. Things that decrease that mucous layer are stress, aspirin, motrin, advil (ibuprofen) and other like drugs. With exposure to those acids the lining of the stomach begins erode causing injury to the lining.

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When is endoscopy used in GERD patients?

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See below: Endoscopy is indicated in patients with a long history of reflux to screen for precancerous changes (barrett's esophagus.). It is also used to investigate worrisome associates symptoms including swallowing trouble, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, black tarry stools, weight loss, early satiety and reflux which doesn't respond to medications. Uncomplicated gerd does not require endoscopy.
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Is an endoscopy beneficial in an investigation of recurrent heartburn?

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Yes: Endoscopy is recommended for heartburn which is not controlled with medications and for heartburn associated with nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, loss of appetite and black tarry stools. Gastroesophageal reflux disease can lead to a precancerous condition called barrett's esophagus so endoscopy should also be considered for screening if heartburn has been present for years.
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What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

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General vs Specific: The term 'endoscopy' encompasses a great many procedures where a scope (endoscope) of some kind is inserted into some oriface for some purpose (looking through the mouth into the stomach or small intestine, looking through the nose up into the sinuses, etc). 'colonoscopy' specifically refers to inserting a 'colonoscope' into the rectum and viewing the entire colon.
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What is the treatment for erythema nodosum?

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What's the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Can be same: A colonoscopy is a form of endoscopy of the colon. There is also an upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach. Both use a lighted flexible scope to see the inside lining of the structure being examined.

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