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How is esophagitis typically diagnosed?

How is esophagitis typically diagnosed?

Endoscopy: Though there are features seen in a ct scan and barium swallow which are suggestive of esophagitis, the only (and best way) to definitively make the diagnosis is with an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gloria Fong
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Esophagitis (Definition)

Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed ...Read more


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I am experiencing severe esophagitis following 10 days of radiation. How long does it typically last?

I am experiencing severe esophagitis following 10 days of radiation. How long does it typically last?

Variable...: Depends on the extent and dose of radiation. Could last for weeks with potential long term sequelae of stricture. There are several palliative therapies available to quell esophagitis symptoms - see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is esophagitis?

What is esophagitis?

Inflammation: in the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing and acid reflux. Untreated esophagitis can lead to scarring and tight areas in your swallowing tube (strictures). ...Read more

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How is esophagitis treated?

Typically medication: Esophagitis is typically treated with medications. This may include medications such as Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) called h2 blockers. Sometimes stronger medications such as Prilosec are needed depending on the symptoms and other information. Some patents need surgical treatment to reduce acid reflux if they don't respond to medications. ...Read more

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How can I treat esophagitis?

Many: Antacids, elevate head of bed, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, quit smoking and caffeine, alcohol.Promotility drugs like reglan, (metoclopramide) and at times antifungals if the cause is a fungus. There is an allergic(eosinophilia esophagitis) form for which treatment includes nasally swallowed steroids. Get properly diagnosed via endoscopy if not getting better. Can lead to esophageal cancer in some cases. ...Read more

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What is grade c esophagitis?

What is grade c esophagitis?

Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of the esophageal circumference. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 can reoccure?

Esophagitis  grade 2 can reoccure?

Yes: If you have not seen your gastro enterologist make an appointment today. Common causes can be gastric reflux into the esophagus, but regardless of cause, if it continues, this can develop into a precancerous condition called barret's esophagus. ...Read more

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What are some home cures for esophagitis?

Esophagitis cures: There is alot you can do for acid reflux: lose weight, no tea or coffee, no eating 3hr. Before bedtime, decrease fat intake, raise the head of your bed 4-6inches, and then take otc medication you can get at your pharmacy----pepcid, prilosec, zantac, (ranitidine) etc. ...Read more

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What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

Damage: The esophagus is damaged which can lead to scar tissue forming. This can cause difficulty swallowing. Also, ongoing damage to the esophagus is thought to cause precancerous changes to occur in the esophagus which, over time, could lead to esophageal cancer. ...Read more