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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?

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?

Acid reflux (GERD): One of the best ways to control this is the use of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. There are several and they are readily available, some OTC. Your doctor can prescribe these for you as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is a diet plan for esophageal ulcers?

What is a diet plan for esophageal ulcers?

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

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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.

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.

Bleeding esophagus: If you are being treated and watching your diet and alcohol intake the chances are low; if it rebleeds you will either throw up blood or pass dark/black stools - and then you go back to the doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Await biopsy results: Meanwhile will be treated for esophagitis, probably with a ppi, like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). Will need follow up, in any event. ...Read more

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Gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. Any connection between the two?

Gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. Any connection between the two?

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

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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?

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?

Take your meds: Take your meds regularly. Zegerid is best taken on an empty stomach.
a follow up endoscopy will likely be indicated. The timing of the repeat endoscopy will depend on the Barrett's esophagus biopsy results (if there is dysplasia or not) ...Read more

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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

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How can h.pylori can be killed.? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus. How?

How can h.pylori can be killed.? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus. How?

ANTI-BIOTICS: 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

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

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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?

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?

You NEED to call.: Black stool can be a hint of blood emanating from the upper GI tract, wherein you have an ulcer and a pre-cancerous change in your esophagus. You need to call your GI doctor and have an EGD in the very near future. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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What's the symptoms of an esophageal ulcer?

What's the symptoms of an esophageal ulcer?

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

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Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

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

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Can aspirin make an existing esophageal ulcer worse?

Can aspirin make an existing esophageal ulcer worse?

Yes: Aspirin can cause ulcers anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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How can esophageal cancer feel compared to esophageal ulcers?

How can esophageal cancer feel compared to esophageal ulcers?

Different: 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

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Is it possible to have gallbladder stone and an esophageal ulcer at the same time?

Gall stones: Yes it is possible! You can have gallstones as well as esophageal ulcer ...Read more

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How long does it take to get an esophageal ulcer from gerd? 3 months? A year? Several years?

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

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Are their any over-the-counter treatments for an esophageal ulcer? Or can it go away on its own?

Usually not: Most esophageal ulcers in an otherwise healthy individual are due to acid reflux. Try an OTC H2-blocker or proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why do I feel pain in my lower left stomach if I have esophageal ulcers?

Why do I feel pain in my lower left stomach if I have esophageal ulcers?

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

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Is it better to have hot or cold liquids/beverages for acid reflux and esophageal ulcers?

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

Ulceration (Definition)

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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more