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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

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 ...Read more

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What to do if tablet get stuck in oesophagus?

What to do if tablet get stuck in oesophagus?

Go to ER: if it doesn't pass by taking lots of liquids, it would need to be taken out by endoscopy. A pill stuck in the esophagus can cause inflammation. It is best to deal with it earlier than later. ...Read more

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Oesophagus grade 2 what does this mean please?

Oesophagus grade 2 what does this mean please?

Well...: I'm guessing you mean grade ii esophagitis which is a measure of how much damage acid reflux is doing to your esophagus. See if that makes sense with your situation. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for a torn oesophagus?

What do doctors do for a torn oesophagus?

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.". ...Read more

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Discomfort and a feeling of pressure in my oesophagus ?

Discomfort and a feeling of pressure in my oesophagus ?

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. ...Read more

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Oesophagus grade 2 seen with endoscopy. What does this mean plz?

Oesophagus grade 2 seen with endoscopy. What does this mean plz?

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! ...Read more

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La grade c oesophagus one or more breaks continuous between tops of 2 or more mucosal folds less then 75% circumference?

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. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain in my oesophagus and reflux?

What do I do about severe pain in my oesophagus and reflux?

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. ...Read more

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Which tests can be carried out in the diagnosis of cancer of the oesophagus?

Which tests can be carried out in the diagnosis of cancer of the oesophagus?

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. ...Read more