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Fungus In The Esophagus
Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more
Antifungal cream: Over the counter anti fungal cream may help in general, keeping the area dry and not moist between showers or baths may help. An appointment to see md is important to look for other diagnoses is important. ...Read more
EGD:"Corrugated mucosa and linear furrows in the whole esophagus. Erythema in the Antrim. Severe gastritis. Is cancer possible?
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
Not exactly: Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different. But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer cells can be similar in both cancers, but esophagus cancer calls can also be a different type. They are generally treated differently with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and would need different type of surgery too. ...Read more
Itching : Itching, redness, swelling.Get a more detailed answer ›
Left ventricle: It is usually the left ventricle that enlarges (hypertrophies) in athletes. This is the main pumping chamber of the heart. Other areas can enlarge depending on the condition causing it. If concerned, get it checked out. You may need an EKG and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where is the esophagus in comparison to the heart and the aorta? The heart closest to the beast bone and then?
Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids , reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?
Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more
Esophageal symptoms: Technically, the esophagus is a mediastinal structure that sits forward of the spinal cord and behind the airway. As such, its mid-body and not "in the back." that being said, esophageal pain can radiate to the chest or back, and shares many of the same nerve pathways of pain as does the heart. You're right in that food sticking is typically described as "in the chest.". ...Read more
What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??
Medical or Surgical: This is known as Hiatal Hernia, in which a part of stomach will slid up in chest thu esophageal opening in diaphragm. Mild cases are treated with PPI like nexium (esomeprazole) etc. and respond well, along with diet change. Large hernias need surgery as they are more symtomatic ...Read more