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Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities: See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Reflux (Definition)

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


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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

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

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

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Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

No: Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. It is not evident on a chest x-ray but may be seen on a barium swallow of the esophagus or, with greater sensitivity, endoscopy of the esophagus by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

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

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Ho can you recover from reflux esophagitis?

Ho can you recover from reflux esophagitis?

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

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I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it?

Longterm: You may need to take it long-term. People who have erosive esophagitis suffer from acid reflux, which will still be present if the medication is stopped. Therefore, it is commonly necessary to continue maintenance therapy. Anti-reflux measures are also important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doc, can you please advise what is the best scheme of treatment reflux esophagitis? Thanks in advance.

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

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Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Inflammation: 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

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What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis? When I should go to the doctor about it? What will they do?

Esophagitis: 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

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La grade B reflux esophagitis and erythematous mucosa in the atrum is what I have. I just SIMPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT?

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

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Egd upper stomach results of biopsy Distal esophagitis, reflux esophagitis On prisolec two day post anything else I can take to get relief?

Egd upper stomach results of biopsy Distal esophagitis, reflux esophagitis On prisolec two day post anything else I can take to get relief?

It takes: About four days to reach steady state blood levels of Prilosec. Take it in the mornings before breakfast. For immediate relief, take Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta. ...Read more

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I have reflux esophagitis. Is low fat milk good for me in the morning or no?

I have reflux esophagitis. Is low fat milk good for me in the morning or no?

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

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I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous?

I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous?

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

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Gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

Gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

GERD: Grade a gerd is fairly mild condition. Erosive antral gastritis is certainly not a serious condition. I would follow what your GI doctor have advised and most of these problem can be addressed accordingly. Http://www. Laendo. Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more

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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 endoscopy done today. Dr said LA grade B reflux esophagitis, zline regular, 40 cm from incisors, erythematous mucosa in the antrum. Worried cancer

Why worried?: 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

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Is there any concern with long term use of omapradex for reflux esophagitis?

Yes: Do you mean omeprazole? If so, there is an increased risk of fracture and low magnesium with long term use, . ...Read more

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I did barium swallow test it suggested sliding hiatus hernia. Abt 2 yrs later I did endoscopy at another lab which showed reflux esophagitis.

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

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What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

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

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

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

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How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease from heartburn?

How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease from heartburn?

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

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

The non drug treatments for Gastroesophageal reflux disease include:: Lifestyle changes, Anti reflux surgery, Avoiding caffeine, Lose weight, Low Fat Diet, Stopping alcohol, Stretta endoscopic. ...Read more

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What's a way to distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux and cardiac problem symptoms?

What's a way to distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux and cardiac problem symptoms?

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

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What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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

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Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

See below: Ikt is a very common condition in which usually there is hyperacidity leading to stomach acid leaking into the food pipe causing heart burns and many a times leading to chest pain, difficulty swallowing etc. ...Read more

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How should I treat my gastroesophageal reflux?

How should I treat my gastroesophageal reflux?

Medication, foods: Gerd can be treat with medication ppi class such as prilocec alon with foods avoidance-chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, spices. ...You need to see doctor for proper evaluaion andtreatment. ...Read more

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Are peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

Are peppers ok for gastroesophageal reflux diet?

They're fine, unless: They are hot peppers and you don't the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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