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Whats gastric metaplasia?

Whats gastric metaplasia?

Abnormal esophagus: "metaplasia" describes transformation of one tissue type to another. In the lower esophagus, which is lined by squamous epithelium, abnormal exposure to gastric acid juices from reflux can lead the epithelium to convert itself to the kind of glandular lining seen in the stomach. This can be a pre-cancerous change. ...Read more

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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Gastric body-type mucosa with mild chronic, non-specific gastritis with intestinal metaplasia, negative forhelicobacter pylori.Have 5cm hitas hernia, ulc?

Gastric body-type mucosa with mild chronic, non-specific gastritis with intestinal metaplasia, negative forhelicobacter pylori.Have 5cm hitas hernia, ulc?

Might be Barrett's: Intestinal metaplasia typically refers to changes in the esophageal mucosa, and is associated with a disease called "barrett's esophagus." this is a precancerous condition, and you need to be followed by either a general surgeon who does endoscopy, or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Bariatric surgery: It's gastric bypass, lap band, and sleeve gastrectomy. Stomach stapling can mean a lot of different things. Not enough room to answer your question here. Look on the web, like http://www.Realize.Com to read about the various operations. ...Read more

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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

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Does excess gastrin reduce stomach motility which delays gastric emptying?

Does excess gastrin reduce stomach motility which delays gastric emptying?

It can: gastrin actually a stimulant to the acid patient with high gastrin level has many ulcers and they could have some thing we called ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. whic hard to treat and could be associated with a tumor in the pancreas, and could be associated with MEN stand for multiple endocrine neoplasm. to answer your question. yes it can effect the gastric motility, and might delay gastric emptying ...Read more

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How serious is erythematous mucosa in gastric antrum?

Gastric mucosa.: Suggests mild gastritis.Very common finding on endoscopy.Usually suggests mild irritation of gastric mucosa. ...Read more

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What is gastric reflux?

What is gastric reflux?

Gastric reflux: Gastric reflux is a normal phenomena that almost everyone experiences. The problem is that with gastric contents comes acid. Acid can burn or hurt, cause spasm or asthma, cause dental rot or even ear pain! chronic acid reflux over the course of years and years can even lead to pre-cancerous changes. So once in a while is not a worry, but a chronic regular problem needs to be discussed with a dr. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Mild antral gastritis?

Mild antral gastritis?

Common: It's a common finding during endoscopy. Medication, bacteria, alcohol are known causes. This is not a cause of much concern and may be normal for you. ...Read more

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Endoscopy pathology report. Benign gastric antral mucosa with mild chronoc inactive gastitis focal intestinal metaplasia present? What does it mean?

Endoscopy pathology report. Benign gastric antral mucosa with mild chronoc inactive gastitis focal intestinal metaplasia present? What does it mean?

No cancer: There are no serious issues with the tissue submitted to pathology. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is gastric ulcer?

GASTRIC ULCER: Gastric ulcer is an ulcer in stomach.It is caused by an imbalance of pepsin and stomach acid and gastric lining.Can be caused by Aspirin or drugs like ibuprophen, h pylori infection, chronic gastritis, smoking and cancer.It causes pain which may be relieved with antiacids.It is diagnosed by endoscopy and treated with antibiotics if h pylori is positive along with acid supression, or just acid supressi. ...Read more

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What causes gastric reflux?

What causes gastric reflux?

Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

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Whats gastric lavage?

Whats gastric lavage?

Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm. ...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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Gastric biopsy result: antral mucosa revealing mild to moderate chronic inflamation with associated extensive intestinal metaplesia. What that mean?

Gastric biopsy result: antral mucosa revealing mild to moderate chronic inflamation with associated extensive intestinal metaplesia. What that mean?

Precancer: The antrum is that portion of the lower stomach above the pylorus. Having chronic inflammation with extensive intestinal metaplasia is the precursor for developing gastric cancer. Left alone one would find an eventual gastric ulcer and invasive cancer. Partial gastrectomy would probably be indicated at this time. ...Read more

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How serious is erythematous mucosa in gastric antrum?

Gastric mucosa.: Suggests mild gastritis.Very common finding on endoscopy.Usually suggests mild irritation of gastric mucosa. ...Read more

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My doctor took biopsies when he found erythema in the gastric antrum, what could these show?

Redness in stomach: Can mean inflammation or gastritis. The most common cause of inflammation is h. Pylori infection. Redness also occurs in reactive mucosa usually from taking Aspirin or nsaids. These two account for the vast majority of gastric erosions/inflammation. ...Read more

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I have BENIGN GASTRIC MUCOSA SHOWING CHRONIC INACTIVE GASTRITIS. What does that mean? I also have congestion, erythema, and erosion in my gastric antrum. Do I have a possibility of it becoming cancerous?

I have BENIGN GASTRIC MUCOSA SHOWING CHRONIC INACTIVE GASTRITIS. What does that mean? I also have congestion, erythema, and erosion in my gastric antrum. Do I have a possibility of it becoming cancerous?

Well: The best person to answer your queries is the physician who performed the scope and took the biopsies, what you have is common, but has to be interpreted in a clinical context, best wishes ...Read more

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If a large fungating signet ring cell mass is discovered in the gastric antrum blocking the pyloric canal in a 24-year-old female. Stage IV with metastasis to omentum. Was it was there 1 year earlier?

If a large fungating signet ring cell mass is discovered in the gastric antrum blocking the pyloric canal in a 24-year-old female. Stage IV with metastasis to omentum. Was it was there 1 year earlier?

Signet cell cancer: Stomach cancer with signet ring cell features on pathology is an aggressive and fast growing cancer which by virtue of omental/mesenteric or peritoneal involvement becomes stage 4 disease. I think this tumor probably grew in few months and not more than a year. Without treatment most patients only survive few months. ...Read more

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CT Scan found mesenteric spiculated fibrous mass wrapped around gastric antrum & transverse colon. Type of diagnostic test? Type of Surgeon? Thanks

CT Scan found mesenteric spiculated fibrous mass wrapped around gastric antrum & transverse colon. Type of diagnostic test? Type of Surgeon? Thanks

An MRI is next 2 try: 2 diagnose the growth. Next most likely would be a biopsy. If a needle biopsy is opted for it is done by a radiologist who has special training in interventional radiology. Another way is to have it done laparoscopically, the mass does not sound like it is excisable. Surgeon if needed is a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Im 18 and I had an EGD, the pictures show that my gastric body,antrum, cardia, and fundus are very dark in color. What would cause that? samples taken

Im 18 and I had an EGD, the pictures show that my gastric body,antrum, cardia, and fundus are very dark in color. What would cause that? samples taken

The color of the: stomach can vary depending on the settings used during the endoscopy. I wouldn't read too much into a darkly colored stomach. The biopsies should give all the information needed. ...Read more

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Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. Biopsies taken. Is cancer likely?

Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. Biopsies taken. Is cancer likely?

Wait for biopsy,,,,,: At this point it's inconclusive to say and a clearer idea of this can be obtained once the biopsy results come back. Most stomach cancers are characterized by raised and thickened ulcer margins which you apparently don't have. Other cancers there are associated with blood disorders like lymphomas and have gastric thickening. Based on this cancer isn't likely but again, the bx gives more info.. ...Read more

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What is the treatment options for gastric mucosal abnormality in the antrum characterized by erythema?

Antacids,H2 blockers: Life style changes--reduce alcohol,no smoking,eating small frequent meals and taking Nexium (esomeprazole) or Pepcid should help. ...Read more

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What is chronic gastritis in your antrum

Define "gastritis": Gastro means stomach; -itis means inflammation (so "gastritis" means an irritated stomach lining). The "antrum" is the last part of the stomach. "chronic" means longstanding, but is also a term applied both to endoscopic appearance of stomach inflammation as well as what the biopsies of your stomach tell us. ...Read more

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What does simple neuroendocrine hyperplasia in the antrum mean?

What does simple neuroendocrine hyperplasia in the antrum mean?

Need followup: Hyperplasia is the first of 3 stages in the process of tumor formation, the next stage is dysplasia and then the neoplasia = tumor. There are a few types of neuroendocrine cells in the stomach, depending on which area of the stomach, those in the antrum are G and D cells. So, neuroendocrine hyperplasia of the antrum means that some of those cells are undergoing abnormal proliferation (growth). ...Read more