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All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. Help?

All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen,  corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. 
Help?

Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis.  2010 had a fundoplication.  Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities: See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. ...Read more

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Causes of esophageal burning? Have eoe and esophageal dismotility.

Causes of esophageal burning? Have eoe and esophageal dismotility.

Esophagitis: Eosinophilic esophagitis can cause spasm and delay in esophageal motility. Are u currently being treated? You need to be on a ppi +/- a inhaled steroid that should be swallowed to treat the inflammation.. The burning most likely represents acid reflux that you are having in addition to eoe. You should consult with your GI as soon as possible. ...Read more

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31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

Treat the GERD: If the GERD is treated properly with antacids, there is very little risk of developing Barretts. There is very remote if any chance of developing Gastric Cancer. So youc an relax and take your PPIs as needed to keep the heart burn under full control. You may ahve to take PPIS for a long time. But you can get the Cancer fear out of your mind. You may need Upper endoscopy every 10 years to look fo ...Read more

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Could esophageal dilation with upper endoscopy cause pericarditis?

Could esophageal dilation  with upper endoscopy  cause pericarditis?

Unlikely: Based on a literature (pubmed) and google search, I could not find any cases of esophageal dilation causing percarditis. Are you having symptoms of chest pain after dilation? If you are concerned about pericarditis, you should discuss this with your doctor or go to the ER if it is severe. ...Read more

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Tracheo-oesophageal fistula and oesophageal atresia hereditary?

Tracheo-oesophageal fistula and oesophageal atresia hereditary?

Not usually: Esophageal atresia with or with out fistula is usually sporadic. There area a few cases ( and i mean very few) in the literature where a parent had ea-tef and had a child with same. It is reportable. ...Read more

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What does this mean: Upper third biopsy (esophagus) Heterotpic gastric oxyntic mucosa consistent with inlet patch. I have gerd, should this worry me?

What does this mean:
Upper third biopsy (esophagus)
Heterotpic gastric oxyntic mucosa consistent with inlet patch. 

I have gerd, should this worry me?

Little significance: This reference regarding "inlet patch" may be helpful to you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554816/ ...Read more

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Endoscopy Indications: GERD with Esophagitis Antral Gastrititis Duodenitis Detected: Erythematous mucosa in : 1. lower 3rd esophagus 2. antrum 3. duodenum 1 (mild) wht does all this mean? anything serious? worried! what's cure?

Endoscopy 

Indications:
GERD with Esophagitis
Antral Gastrititis
Duodenitis

Detected:
Erythematous mucosa in :
1. lower 3rd esophagus
2. antrum
3. duodenum 1 (mild)

wht does all this mean?
anything serious? worried!
what's cure?

Typical for GERD: It is what this didn't show that is most reassuring. There is no evidence of ulcers or precancerous lesions. It just verifies that reflux has caused typical irritation to the tissues in the area. Proper lifestyle changes and meds should improve it if they are followed as prescribed. ...Read more

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Whats an esophageal manometry?

Whats an esophageal manometry?

EM studies: Esophageal manometry (em) is a probe, typically passed transnasally, into your esophagus. The probe is sensitive to pressures generated when esophagus muscles contract during swallowing. Probe measures muscle coordination during swallowing, as well as function & effectiveness of both upper & lower esophageal sphincters. Motility disorders, situational spasms, & gerd contributants are measured. ...Read more

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Gerd/acid reflux affect on vocal chord?

It can: Reflux that penetrates above the upper esophageal sphincter mechanism can sometimes affect the upper airway including vocal cords. Symptoms can include throat pain and burning, difficulty swallowing and voice changes including hoarseness. Check with your doctor. A quick endoscopic examination can make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer?

Is there a connection between barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer?

Yes: A few percent of barrett's folks develop adenocarcinomas at the site, usually after years. Since there are millions of folks with barrett's, a biopsy is often used to determine who needs close follow-up and/or aggressive treatment / resurfacing. ...Read more

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HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE RESULT ESOPHAGEAL MOBILITY DISTURBANCE(BIOPSY) ERYTHEMA IN THE ATRUM COMPATIBLE WITH GASTRITIS (BIOPSY) EVIDENCE OF FUNDOPLICATION?

HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE RESULT ESOPHAGEAL MOBILITY DISTURBANCE(BIOPSY) ERYTHEMA IN THE ATRUM COMPATIBLE WITH GASTRITIS (BIOPSY) EVIDENCE OF FUNDOPLICATION?

Irritation: Results like this are fairly common and not specifically indicative of any particular disease. Often the Gastroenterologist will try an acid blocker to relieve symptoms. One of the main reasons they do the biopsies is to rule out cancer, and nothing you noted above sounds like any kind of cancer. Discuss the findings, and their relation to your symptoms, with the GI Dr. who performed the endo ...Read more

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Endoscopy Indications: GERD with Esophagitis Antral Gastrititis Duodenitis Detected: Erythematous mucosa in : 1. lower 3rd esophagus 2. antrum 3. duodenum 1 (mild) Prescribed: PAN L PAN 40 PAN MPS wht does all this mean? something serious? heal time

Endoscopy
Indications:
GERD with Esophagitis
Antral Gastrititis
Duodenitis
Detected:
Erythematous mucosa in :
1. lower 3rd esophagus
2. antrum
3. duodenum 1 (mild)
Prescribed:
PAN L
PAN 40
PAN MPS
wht does all this mean?
something serious? heal time

The first part: is quite straight-forward. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) with inflammation of the lower 3rd of the esophagus, antrum (lower) stomach and first part of small intestine (duodenum) was found. I believe PAN 40 is pantoprazole 40 mg, a proton-pump inhibitor. Don't know about PAN L and PAN MPS. Moderately serious to have inflammation in all 3 sites;should heal with proper treatment of 6-8 weeks ...Read more

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Do tracheal rings support the airway?

Do tracheal rings support the  airway?

Yes: Yes, the tracheal and bronchial rings support the airways. ...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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What is barrett's esophagus?

What is barrett's esophagus?

Precancerous entity: Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What percent of Barrett's esophagus patients have hiatial hernia?

Unclear: Exact numbers depend upon which study is used. However, a meta-analysis of studies done in 2013 did show a strong relationship between hiatal hernia and Barrett's esophagus, with the association being most strong in patients who had longer segments of Barrett's esophagus. This is likely due to more exposure of the esophagus to gastric contents in the presence of a hiatal hernia. ...Read more