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Gastroesophageal Reflux Esophagitis
Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
I had firs exam reflux esophagitis, second now erythematous gastritis but why I never have heartburn till now?
Esophagitis: It is not uncommon. Some of the symptoms like coughing when lying down, recurrent nasal congestion, chest/arm discomfort or sinusitis/ AM frontal headache are not as obvious. Ask if they checked for h pylori and start treatment, avoid caffeine, alcohol smoking fatty foods, spicy foods, and start an H2 blocker or PPI per your doctor. F/u w/doc ...Read more
Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more
Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).
May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Non-drug Rx helps: Reflux can be treated by eating smaller amounts more often (grazing), being cautious about things that cause irritation, not eating/drinking before sleep, and propping the head of the bed up. If the symptoms are severe, or continue despite those techniques, you may need drug therapy as well. Sometimes directly looking at the stomach with an egd is needed as well. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi doc, can you please advise what is the best scheme of treatment reflux esophagitis? Thanks in advance.
Diet and meds: Very mild cases can be treated with just dietary restriction. If meds are needed, you can start with otc antacids and if necessary, work your way up to otc h2-blockers and proton pump inhibitors. Lastly, if even this doesn't help control your symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY
Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done.
Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis? When I should go to the doctor about it? What will they do?
Difficult and/or painful swallowing, a feeling of food getting stuck on the way down, heartburn, acid reflux,
unpleasant taste, sore throat, hoarseness, or cough, mouth sores, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or indigestion, chest pain-in the middle of the chest, often radiating to the back, usually associated with swallowing or occurring soon after a meal, bad breath. Go to doc if severe symptoms. ...Read more
La grade B reflux esophagitis and erythematous mucosa in the atrum is what I have. I just SIMPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT?
Reflux esophagitis: Simply put: the contents of the stomach, mainly acid, stayed for a long time outside of the stomach up in the esophagus where they shouldn't be, causing inflammation of the lining of the esophagus hence the term, and that what causes heart burn and other symptoms. As for the causes for the reflux itself, they are numerous, most common are diet (e.g. fat, caffeine,) being overweight, drugs, etc.. ...Read more
Egd upper stomach results of biopsy Distal esophagitis, reflux esophagitis On prisolec two day post anything else I can take to get relief?
Okay: Low fat mild is neither good nor bad. Any food (even water) will stimulate gastric acid secretion and relaxation of your lower esophageal sphincter. Remaining in an upright posture after eating is key to improvement. Antacids or med to reduce acid production are cornerstones of therapy. Keeping the head of your bed elevated helps too. ...Read more
No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. You'll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Had endoscopy done today. Dr said LA grade B reflux esophagitis, zline regular, 40 cm from incisors, erythematous mucosa in the antrum. Worried cancer
Had there been any cancer, your doctor would have told you. The findings you described are no way near cancer. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor who knows more about your health than any on on HealthTap.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
What is Squamous mucosa with reflux esophagitis (basal cell hyperplasia, intraepithelial eosinophils)? &Esophagitis found with linear furrowing?
I did barium swallow test it suggested sliding hiatus hernia. Abt 2 yrs later I did endoscopy at another lab which showed reflux esophagitis.
Hernia and reflux: The two things you are talking about are consistant. The hernia is a weakness in the distal esophagus and this then allows acid to burn your esophagus (reflux esophagitis). For help, no caffine at night, no eating after dinner (3 hr. Before bedtime) and medication to stop acid production. ...Read more
I have grade a reflux esophagitis diagnosed! I never had heart burn but coughing etc! What is a grade? Do I need surgery? I am tired n my voice gone litt
Diet & lifestyle: Meds only reduce the discomfort / injury associated with gerd. Dietary and behavior modification are what's needed to address gerd. Select better food, smaller portion and keeping your wt in check will serve you well long term. Occasional use of otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec is fine but you need to see a doc if your problems persist. ...Read more
No.: GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop. ...Read more
Weight loss, diet: If your are overweight, losing weight can help. You should avoid late meals, large meals, fatty meals, peppermint, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, spicy foods, tomato sauce and any other foods you find cause heartburn. Taking a daily acid medications such as ranitidine or Prilosec otc can be helpful if the above does not help. ...Read more
Sometime difficult: Both can give you chest pain. In general gerd is associated with burning chest pain, acid/sour taste in your mouth, cough at night, burning abdominal pain with stomach. Ascad associated with pressure type chest pain worsening during activities, heart palpitations, shortness if breath. Esophageal spasm from gerd can give you pressure pain. Good history/physical, stress test, endoscopy. ...Read more
All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Whatever works: Tablespoon of apple vinegar daily.....Get a more detailed answer ›