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Esophageal Strictures Treated
Anti reflux Rx: Be is a complication of chronic reflux; may be painless. Cells in lower esophagus look like intestinal cells, would be ok if they weren't esoph. Cells; less resistant to chemical onslaught. Pre-cancerous. 1% of barrett's pts. May develop adeno (gland) ca of esoph. Rx with aggressive med rx, ppi twice a day, and follow up endoscopy to check for "dysplasia"-more cancer-like; can remove by scope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Gastrointestinal /esophageal conditions such as esophageal strictures and esophagitis/gastritis stimulate the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system. This stimulation can cause bronchospasm and bronchial secretions which leads to cough. Best to treat esophageal /gastric conditions in addition to treating and diagnosing other respiratory causes of the cough. ...Read more
Can barrett's esophagus once discovered and treated be healed or cured? Or will it always be there
Emergently: In most cases a torn esophagus is an emergency (if perforated) b/c of the connection to the mediastinum where the heart and other important structures live. Concern is for bacteria or stomach contents to enter into that space and causing inflammatory reactions and infection. Thoracic and in some cases ENT surgeon would be involved in treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you regurgitate : It has become increasing common to evaluated esophageal diseases when evaluating a cough or bronchitis. Any esophageal obstruction such as a stricture (or a cancer or achalasia) to cause regurgitation of esophageal contents and then aspiration into the trachea which will cause immediate coughing and if persistent even bronchitis. ...Read more
Does soda irritate the esophagus? Can it cause strictures? Does soda interact with medicine if medicine is taken with soda?
Buuuuurp! Excuse Me.: You talkin' about soda soda (soda pop)?? Like Coke? ("No coke, Pepsi!!")or Barq's famous root beer?Or do you mean baking soda?Or caustic soda?You take the latter and you'll be in a world of hurt. But anything with carbonated water (water to which carbon dioxide bubbles are added)won't hurt much.It's the sugar in soda pop that should worry you (obesity, liver problems, dental caries,chronic burping ...Read more
Depends on stage: There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer (with a and b subtypes for some). For stage i and iia, the upfront therapy is surgery or esophagectomy. For stage iib or iii, treatment is chemoradiation followed by surgery, or definitive chemoradiation. For stage iv, the treatment is chemotherapy, + /- radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in what is thought to be his esophagus after drinking cold water since last night. How can this be treated?
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.
Now having difficulty swallowing. Do you know of a correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?
Possibly...: Esophageal strictures could lead to aspiration which in turn could lead to cough either directly or related to bronchospasm. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causes bronchospasm and thus can also lead to chronic cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more
I had esophageal candidiasis, found in endoscopy. It was treated with 3 weeks on Diflucan (fluconazole). How do I know if it is gone?
Esoph candidiasis: Generally this doesn't happen with a normal immune system and is usually found on endoscopy - have the symptoms that you were having resolved? Generally 2-3 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) will take care of the problem. The alternative would be to repeat the endoscopy. ...Read more
If NERD (GERD Subset) is not treated with PPI's, will it progress to erosive esophagus and then to Barret's? Thx
GERD: It may. Needs to be treated and also needs to be checked for H Pylori. ...Read more
If you have treated/untreated GERD how long does it take to turn into barrets esophagus? Years? Months? Is it deadly?
I got small pericardial effusion due to upper endoscopy & dilation of esophagus. How would this type of pericardial effusion be treated?
Pericardial effusion: If no symptoms--->observationGet a more detailed answer ›
I recently treated from h pylory. My endoscopic report is normal. I still feel burning or pressure like feeling in esophagus after meal specially in les in upright position and ues in lying position. I can not eat enough because of this problem. What is m
Sounds like reflux: U can have gerd w/o h pylori. Avoid triggers like alcohol & caffeine (caffeine is in: coffee, tea, soda, chocolate.) other triggers: mint (gum, candies), citrus (ex. Orange juice, tomato sauce, etc), & in some people spicy food. If you're overweight, wt loss can help. Avoid laying down <2hrs after eating. Control stress if high stress. If these don't help talk to your doc re: other eval & tx. ...Read more
What is the likely hood of GERD and Chronic Heart burn Causing Esophageal cancer?
I lost my father to it.. and am 29.. and being treated for GERD. :(
Extremely low: Having said that, if you develop complications related to GERD, such as damage to the esophageal lining (esophagitis or ulcers), bleeding, a stricture, or something called Barrett's esophagus, you should think strongly about an endoscopic or surgical anti-reflux procedure. For now, make sure to get an upper endoscopy once you've had symptoms for about 5 years to make sure. Or sooner if problems.. ...Read more
Doctor says he thinks I have a esophogeal spasms what exactly is this and how is it treated? Doc says he checking with gastric doc for treatments.
Muscle relaxers: Esophagus is tube that connects the mouth and throat to the stomach. Muscles can spasm when irritated. Try to find source of irritation. ...Read more
Tube: The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers