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Had emergency egd for stuck food, had inflammation in esophagus, stomach & duodenum. Biopsy negative. Are all infections checked or only certain ones?

Had emergency egd for stuck food, had inflammation in esophagus, stomach & duodenum. Biopsy negative. Are all infections checked or only certain ones?

Hard to know...: When trauma is involved, most endoscopists will minimize biopsies during the "rescue" endoscopy, opting instead to bring the patient back for a second look when the inflammation has calmed down. It is at the time of this second endoscopic look that dilation and extensive biopsies can be more safely pursued. Your biopsy may have included a check of cmv, herpes, fungus, h.Pylori or none of these. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Infection in esophagus?

Infection in esophagus?

Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat but it hurts more under my chin and down the sides of my neck along my esophagus could this be an infection in soft tissue?

I have a really sore throat but it hurts more under my chin and down the sides of my neck along my esophagus could this be an infection in soft tissue?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: If you throat is really sore you mostly likely have an infection in throat rather than the soft tissues in your neck. There are a bunch of lymph nodes under your chin & along side you neck. The nodes contain your immune system cells & will swell up to fight off an infection. See your dr for exam & to see what infection you have & how to treat it so you can start feeling better! ...Read more

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How does a healthy male get a yeast infection in the esophagus?

After antibiotics: Usually after taking a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can you tell if thrush is in your esophagus. Chest pain? Throwing up? How can you tell if you have fungal infection

How can you tell if thrush is in your esophagus. Chest pain? Throwing up? How can you tell if you have fungal infection

Esophageal thrush: The primary symptoms of esophageal thrush include chest pain, particularly when swallowing, difficulty swallowing, nausea and/or vomiting, and occasional weight loss. The best way to diagnose it when suspected is by biopsy or scraping for a sample during endoscopy. If you are concerned that you may have this, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an yeast infection, what foods would continue to aggravate it and what other goods and herbs can I consume that will ease the symptoms?

Abx and carbs worsen: Vulvovaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of candida, which normally lives in ur vagina. Causes include - recent antibiotic use, diabetes, high carb diets, HIV, douching and oral contraceptives. Tight fitting clothes is not. lactobacillus is a healthy bacteria in ur vagina but no proof that eating lactobacillus-containing or other foods/herbal products helps. ...Read more

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Recurrence of symptoms one month after initial infection/food poisoning incident. Recurrence has happened in all four people originally infected.

Recurrence of symptoms one month after initial infection/food poisoning incident. Recurrence has happened in all four people originally infected.

Food poisoning: Unsure what the symptoms are. If diarrhea consider campylobacter infection which usually responds to zithromax. Need stool for culture O&P, and C difficile, though first. To rule out other bacteria. See doc/urgent care. ...Read more

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What is the significance of chronically painful but not swollen lymph nodes that that persists with no sign of infection? Can I rule out or food al

What is the significance of chronically painful but not swollen lymph nodes that that persists with no sign of infection? Can I rule out or food al

It does not make sen: If the lymph nodes are not palpable or swollen, how can you attribute the pain to the lymph nodes? You need to go see a doctor to help you sort it all out for you. ...Read more

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Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

No: H pylori is a significant bacteria usually associated with gastritis /stomach ulcers! Doubt they cause allergies food or airborne! Regards! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured food pipe?

What are the symptoms of a ruptured food pipe?

Not sure...: ...What you mean by that. Ruptures of the esophagus are uncommon, usually caused by trauma or caustic ingestion of some sort, and present as severe chest pain, much worse when eating, drinking, or breathing. They are a dire surgical emergency. ...Read more

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My symptoms are, food is not passing through my esophagus easily, seems like it gets stuck midway my chest area. No nausea, but increasing discomft??

My symptoms are, food is not passing through my esophagus easily, seems like it gets stuck midway my chest area. No nausea, but increasing discomft??

Blockage: It sounds like there is a blockage in your feeding tube or esophagus. The pain is from food getting stuck on the way to your stomach. I would recommend a liquid diet with yogurt, Ensure and water. A barium swallow x-ray would be helpful to find where food is getting stuck. As we get older, nerves may not work as well and irritation in esophagus can occur. If you are vomiting blood, go to ER. ...Read more

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Can not chewing well & swallowing food tear esophagus? Chest hurt when swallowing cookie. Afterwards no symptoms, but can it be torn asymptomatically?

Can not chewing well & swallowing food tear esophagus? Chest hurt when swallowing cookie. Afterwards no symptoms, but can it be torn asymptomatically?

Unlikely: A complete tear of the esophagus from normal food would be very unlikely, and you'd know it if it happened (think lots of blood and pain). Esophageal stasis is a condition where normal motility in the esophagus is decreased, leading to pain and difficulty swallowing. The swallowing of hard crunchy foods can cause superficial but painful scratches to the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What medication shall I take for food infection and stomachache?

What medication shall I take for food infection and stomachache?

May need a doctor...: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear her bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while her body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For fevers or more than just mild symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more

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If I cook all my food, am I more likely to avoid e.Coli infections?

If I cook all my food, am I more likely to avoid e.Coli infections?

Yes: You need to cook them thoroughly though. A hamburger that is rare in the middle can still have e coli., . It needs to be cooked well done to kill off the organism. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a bladder infection from this symptom?

How to know if I have a bladder infection from this symptom?

Symptom?: Please tell us what the "Symptom" is you that are referring to in your question. That will enable it to be answered. ...Read more

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I have an oral infection can u tell me please why spicey food irotates and causes me to have more oral sorness thankyou x?

I have an oral infection can u tell me please why spicey food irotates and causes me to have more oral sorness thankyou x?

Oral infection: If you have an oral infection, your mouth may be raw -- less protective barrier. When these areas are exposed to spicy or acidic foods, they will sting and burn. Best to take it easy on the spices, etc while your mouth is healing. Please see a doctor or dentist if you haven't yet. ...Read more

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I have a bacteria infection. Where do you think it came from? I have just got back home from Italy and France do you think the foods cause it

I have a bacteria infection. Where do you think it came from? I have just got back home from Italy and France do you think the foods cause it

Which bacteria and..: What kind of infection? If you can give more detail, then it will be possible to give an answer. Try again! We are here to help. ...Read more

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Are people with (internal staff infections) allowed to work in food establishments?

Are people with (internal staff infections) allowed to work in food establishments?

Should be OK: An internal staph infection sounds like food poisoning. That won't pass from person to person as long as the infected person washes his hands after using the toilet. As long as the infection is being treated the person should be ok to work. ...Read more

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What type (s) of infection could happen from having ingested mouldy food like bread products?

What type (s) of infection could happen from having ingested mouldy food like bread products?

Nothing will happen: Ingesting fungus infested (mouldy) bread is esthetically unappealing, but harmless. No infection or illness is likely. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Please explain what food should I eat when I have a sinus infection?

Please explain what food should I eat when I have a sinus infection?

Anything in moderatn: There is really no specific food recommendations that is scientifically based. Therefore, eat what you like but invmoderation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what symptom will I have if my yeast infection gets worst?

Yeast Infection: Redness, burning, itching, swelling and white, clumpy discharge without odor are typical. ...Read more

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I thought I had a yeast infection but my only symptom is the odor. Is that possible?

Doubtful: yeast infections are usually odorless. You should be checked for trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis (BV) and if sexually active, STDs. ...Read more

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I want to about urine infection of a female. What is the symptom what is the treatment?

I want to about urine infection of a female. What is the symptom what is the treatment?

Symptoms include....: ....Pain with urination, frequent urination, incomplete urination, bladder pain, kidney pain, fever, vomiting, etc. Treatment includes urine culture to find out what the germ is, antibiotics to kill the germ, fluids to flush out the urinary tract, and sometimes an investigation to find out why the urinary tract got infected to begin with. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection and was treated but still having symptom a week later what's that?

Incomplete treatment: Frequently yeast infection need to be treated a second time or on a weakly basis for a few weeks.

If you have not seen a doctor and self treated with over the counter medication, it would help to get tested as a lot of time bacterial vaginal infection are misdiagnosed as recurrent yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

Tomato tamato: Chest infection/pneumonia usually mean the same thing as long as your on the right antibiotic you should be fine. It will be up to you and your doctor to determine if your on the right meds. ...Read more

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Blood is pouring from my vagina and I am not on my period, is this an infection symptom?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons you may bleed when your are not supposed to be on your period. An infection is on the list but not at the top. It could be something simple like missing a few birth-control pills to something more complex such as anovulation. If you are worried, you should see your Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there foods that can help fight off infections?

Are there foods that can help fight off infections?

Garlic, many more: Chili peppers, hot mustard, radishes, onions and garlic all contain mucolytics (to liquify mucus in the sinuses) garlic can kill the bacteria that cause staph infections. Cabbage and ginger have antibiotic properties, as do honey, lemon, pineapple and turmeric. ...Read more

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What are some natural foods that help fight infections?

There is: No really good research, but you high vitamin C foods might help. Actually the only vitamin proven to help fight immunity and thus infections is vitaminDthat you get from the sun depending on where you live or you have to take a supplement usually 2, 000 units a day ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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Esophagus (Definition)

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