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Son had upper GI and dr said he had barrets esophogus but biopsy was negative. He has gerd, takes nexium (esomeprazole). Why discrepancy? F/u needed future?
At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations,fluttering.Every time I feel that,I burp.Related to gerd?Esophagus spasm ?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more
30y/o, history of GERD + esophagus tender, take Zantac (ranitidine). Now have dysphagia lump in throat feeling 4 a week+. If I go to ER will they test for cancer?
GERD: With severe GERD, most people need to avoid fruit juices, caffeine, carbonation, and alcohol. There are decaffeinated teas and coffees's which some people are able to tolerate. There are also dairy products, particularly the low fat variety, which many people can tolerate. Although your choices are somewhat limited, you are not restricted completely just to water. Good luck. ...Read more
3 months postpartum, Had awful acid reflux to the point my throat burned. Since having baby, gerd is better but certain drinks like red wine, soda, etc burn when when I swallow them. Is this likely gerd? Is my esophagus ruined?
Don't drink those: In general, pain is your body's way of warning you about something. If something hurts, stop. The definitive test for GERD is upper endoscopy or EGD, so without that we can only make an educated guess. There a other things (like ulcers, for example) that can cause the same symptoms, so it would be a good idea to get it checked out, but until then, avoid acidic/spicy foods, soda, coffee, alcohol ...Read more
Acidity+cell changes: Your esophagus is not designed to handle acidic secretions. In gerd, the cells in the esophagus are frequently exposed to acidity and become damaged. Over time, the tissue adapts by changing its cells into ones similar to cells in the stomach. This called metaplasia. Because these kinds of cells are abnormal in the esophagus, people with barrett's are at greater risk for esophageal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have GERD, 5mmhg LES, and 0 peristaltic of esophagus. Am i a good candidate for 270° fundo? Will it cure my non-working esophagus and gerd? Thanks
GERD,Slow esophagus: You are not a good candidate for a 270 degree wrap because of your esophageal dysmotility. The wrap may improve or "cure" your GERd but you are at increased risk of dysphagia. Improving the function of your esophagus needs to be addressed in order for you to have good functional result from antireflux surgery. ...Read more
I am 24.I have total dysmotility of esophagus, severe GERD,LES=3mmhg & Aerofagia.Its been 2y.IPP, procinetic,diet not helping.Any treatment solution?
GERD: ...can at times be very difficult to treat. If you have been on a PPI and a prokinetic agent, and obviously have had tests done, then you must be seeing a gastroenterologist. It is possible you need a higher dose or different medication. In some cases, even surgery is necessary for GERD. I would return to your G.I. doctor to see what the next step is in treatment and/or evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
I have dysmotility of esophagus and GERD 3mmhg (scleroderma). Will be posibble to do fundoplication in the future if my esophagus will be ok? Thanks
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