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58yo F diagnosed Barrats Mucosa/Oesophagus via gastroscopy in 2010 How often should gastroscopy be repeated? Assuming NHS will just do minimum req'd
Barrett's esophagus: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/barretts-esophagus/basics/treatment/con-20027054 as a starting point. Frequency of endoscopy depends upon what's found at most recent check up. If no changes found, then perhaps 1-3yrs but if even low grade changes found, then repeat in 6mo-1yr. Assuming you're in UK b/c you asked about NHS, check out https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg106
Mallory-Weiss tear?: A mallory-weiss esophageal tear may develop after vigorous retching. Brisk red bleeding however should not be ignored or dismissed. Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserve evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.".
See doctor: How do you know the discomfort is in the esophagus?Are you having trouble swallowing?It is best to see a doctor and get evaluated.Best wishes.
GERD Report card: If you want to think of how well your esophagus is doing in class...Think of the old a, b, c, d, and f grading scale. Throw the f's out and what you have is a b on your test. It's a little bumpy in there and if you are not on the right meds it could get way worse. I'm sure your GI doc has recommended you be on some meds that control acid production in your stomach. Take them like clockwork!
La grade c oesophagus one or more breaks continuous between tops of 2 or more mucosal folds less then 75% circumference?
See below : You are describing los angeles grade c reflux esophagitis which is moderately severe but not the worst. This is based on what the endoscopist sees. Even more important are the results of a pathologist's examination of biopsy specimens. We would like to see no barrett esophageal metaplasia in the specimens and especially no dysplasia.
See gastroenterology: Your reflux may be causing irritation of your esophagus. Chronic acid erosion of the distal esophagus can be dangerous. Get seen by a GI doctor.
EGD: The best test would be an upper GI endoscopy with biopsy of suspicious areas. An upper GI swallow (barium) would evaluate any degree of stricture as a preliminary exam. Also, ct of the chest would help evaluate nodal involvement. Finally, a pet scan could help evaluate for distal metastatic disease. Good luck.
Acid Reflux: Barret's esophagus is a change in the lower part of the esophagus that occurs due to chronic exposure from stomach acid. The esophageal tissue changes to resemble stomach tissue. The change can rarely progress to esophageal cancer, it can be treated with medications and must be monitored by periodic endoscopy. Avoid use of medications which can increase reflux (NSAIDS).
No: Barrett's esophagus is one of the complications of GERD. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells About 10% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD develop Barrett's esophagus.Patients with Barrett's esophagus do have an increase the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma but the complication is rare with less than 1% of patients developing this particular cancerSee 2 more doctor answers
Peristalsis/fosamax: Fosamax (alendronate) is given with a full glass water ,while standing not lying down, with instruction not to lay down for 30 minutes due to its potentional for ulceration. There are other products (Reclast, Forteo,Prolia, HRT) on the market for osteoporosis that can be given as injections or are alternative products and may be a better choice in an individual with no peristalsis. Discuss with you doctor
I am suffering from GERD as well as oesophagus candisis what medicines should be taken for both the disease?
First..: How was this diagnosed? At your age, unless you have a disease that has compromised your inmune system you should not have candidiasis in your esopahgus
My cousin just had her baby this morning and he was born with oesophagus defects and NO anus! What causes this? will he be retarded?
Anal atresia: is often associated with a number of defects of the esophagus. This problem occurs between 4 and 8 weeks of pregnancy likely as a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There are many other possible associated conditions with this. Please review the link below for much more information. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula
Can permanent damage to oesophagus be caused by anaesthesia while undergoing surgery for pituitary using eea . Think i may have acidity since then.
Esophagus trauma: There are several adverse effects associated with general anesthesia, however, your acidity sounds like it's an independent problem. Have you had a fluctuation in weight after your pituitary surgery. This is common and is a more likely source of your acidity. Try not to recline or lay down for at least 2hrs after eating or drinking. Avoid spicy, caffeine, citrus, tomato.
Hi doctor . There is this hollowness in my oesophagus only the upper part. after not eating for a long time like work i dont feel like eating at once?
Difficult: to say from what you have described. I would suggest you see a ENT surgeon or a gastroenterologist for a more thorough history and exam. If based on your history there is any concern about the anatomy of your esophagus the next step would likely be a barium swallow where you will be asked to drink a contrast agent while x-rays are taken.
Diagnosed with Barrett’s Oesophagus a 2 years ago & most was removed by biopsies been feelin sick 4 2 mths checked it's non of meds I take wot cud itb?
Nonspecific: Your symptom is nondiagnostic and more details about your symptoms are needed. Your physician will take a thorough history of your symptoms,perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer