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Diet For Ulcers In Esophagus
I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus? Herbs? Diet?
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Diet and reflux: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. ...Read more
I have an esophageal ulcer and am gettin treated. How do I know if it starts bleeding? It's near the end of the esophagus.
Nodular area in distal esophagus gej-- I had a endoscopy today and this was report. Dr said looks like ulcer. Area irritated I am worried?
Gastric acid: If you have gastric acid hypersecretion (too much gastric acid), you may develop gastric ulcers, and if this acid goes up to the esophagus for a long time, you can develop barrett's esophagus. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with having a gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. I'm currently on 40 mg. Per day of zegerid, what to do?
Gi docs: I'm newly diagnosis w duplication cyst on my esophagus. It hurts like an ulcer. I hear surgery is major. Your opinion? Surgery vs watch.
Probably surgery: If having pain related to duplication cyst probably need surgery, in adults when duplication cysts symptomatic, difficulty eating, reflux, or back pain can occur. Cysts can hemorrhage, rupture, and get infected. Once symptoms begin usually do not resolve. Complete surgical resection is the standard treatment even in patients with asymptmatic cysts. Thoracotomy or thoracoscopy can be used to remove. ...Read more
How can h.pylori can be killed.? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus. How?
Plus BISMUTH containing liquid (eg: Pepto-Bismol)
Can in most cases CURE. (Acid control may also be used)
Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
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Chest pain with sweat, headache, and dizziness. Dr said it could be a ulcer in my esophagus. What can I do? I'm on meds right now
Follow instruction: I would continue med, follow your doctor instruction and follow up appropriately as you were told to do so. I t may need some time for med to work for you. ...Read more
Had eus 3 months ago that showed Barrett's and an ulcer in my esophagus. Now my stool is black. Is this related? Should I call my gastroenterologist?
If you have an inflamed esophagus and stomach but have no ulcers or bacteria of anykind is it ok to eat veggies and fruit like tomatoes?
Esophagitis: This depends upon the source of the inflammation. Bacterial infection in these circumstances is usually not the issue, but rather there is the potential for viruses and yeasts to produce inflammation. Or this may simply be due to reflux. Eating various foods may irritate these tissues, but you should first be seen and evaluated by a GI doctor. ...Read more
I m having ulcer like pain behind my chest wall in the esophagus region since 3 days and it is not subsiding at all. I tried soda and water antacids but nothing is making it better. I dnt feel nauseated and also no vomitting stool is also normal?
Hi had an endoscopy at beg. Of month. No ulcer or h pylori but mild inflamed esophagus. On Nexium (esomeprazole) now but still burping and a lot of gas. What do I do?
Recent endoscope results showed 6 stomach ulcers, 1 esophagus, 3wks of meds, now painful hard distended stomach, vomiting blood @ times. What do I do?
Ulcers: If you recently had an egd and found multiple ulcers and you are now vomiting with blood, you should go to the hospital for possible repeating egd and further evaluation. You should also call your go doctor to discuss with him for possible assessment and suggestions over the phone. ...Read more
Feel like food is stuck at esophagus. Difficulty swallowing. Hx of GERD & peptic ulcer. Tried motilium but to no avail. Any other medications that help?
See a doctor: You may need a scope inserted into your esophagus t look for strictures and other things. ...Read more
Is a very irregular GE junction or "z line" on endoscopy usually Barrett's esophagus? I am 4 months post Nissan & had a scope for epigastric pain, nausea, and blood. It showed an irregular z line & antral erosions only; no ulcers. Biopsies pending.
Path will tell: The pathologist will be able to give you the info based on the biopsies. Once you have those back you doctor should be able to interpret them for you ...Read more
Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.
Got coldsore first time in my life. Mouth ulcer and sore back of throat. Also slight pain in lower esophagus. Will it go on its own? Been 9 days
See your doctor: The combination of sore throat and pain behind the sternum (especially if burning pain) are possible signs of acid reflux disease with LPR (laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux). However, sometimes symptoms are not caused by the same problem ("esophageal pain" could be from coronary artery disease). Seeking attention from a doctor who knows you well is important, especially when symptoms don't go away. ...Read more
Pain: Generally ulcerated esophagus is painful, especially with swallowing food, even liquids. Pain may be in chest, referred to back or between the ribs or upper abdomen. May also have difficulty swallowing-food gets stuck going down. Can lead to weight loss. ...Read more
Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?
If you have: An ulcer, consider the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, like prilosec, if you are not on that. Stop smoking, make sure your anxiety is controlled though unsure exactly the role of stress and an ulcer. Main think, proton pump inhibitor and stay on them as long as your doc suggests but I would likely stay on them. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Aspirin can cause ulcers anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
A person with esophageal cancer can develop progressive swallowing difficulty, first for solids and later for liquids as well. Odynophagia is a painful swallowing.
Esophageal ulcer can be benign or early cancer. That may produce swallowing difficulties due to spasms, but is not progressive. Only way to know for sure is by biopsy and endoscopy. ...Read more
Gall stones: Yes it is possible! You can have gallstones as well as esophageal ulcer ...Read more
See below: Talk to your doctor about carafate (sucralfate). It helps to cover injured tissue. ...Read more
Unknown: Since everybody is different, and gerd is complex, it is not known the exact time it takes to develop an ulcer in the esophagus from gerd. Depends on the severity, of gerd, your natural defense mechanisms to injury, diet, smoking, immune status, etc. Could be weeks, months, or years. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had esophageal ulcer 3 years ago. Upper GI say it is clear. Take dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Very costly+ write up says not to take so long, Should I switch? If so what should I try?
UGI peptic Rx: You have options. OTC omeprazole can suffice. It is a step down in potency yet effective. I recommend that as a first step. Also, try to remedy why the ulcer occurred - eat small bites, chew well, have modest meals, do not overeat spice, avoid alcohol, aim for ideal wt and BMI, don't eat much after 8 pm. Then you can transition to ranitidine twice daily - also OTC. Is less potent. ...Read more
Esophageal pain: Pain originating from the esophagus is often felt in the abdomen. Usually it is in the left upper quadrant or midline upper quadrant. It could radiate lower than that however. Stay on your treatment. If you did not begin to achieve relief let your doctor know. Good luck. ...Read more
Listen to body: Neutral soothing small amounts best. Also consider hiatal hernia. Raise hands above head to lift the edges of diaphragm and raise up onto toes and jolt down then drink a small amount of water to put weight in stomach and then stroke from under left rib cage to navel 3 times to bring stomach below the diaphragm. Vigorous exercise increasing intraabdominal pressure pushes stomach above diaphram. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more