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Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Esophagitis: Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask doc. Mylanta every 2 hrs ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. Help?

All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen,  corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. 
Help?

Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more

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Can caffeine irritate an inflamed gall bladder?

Can caffeine irritate an inflamed gall bladder?

Yes: With an inflamed gallbladder almost any food, including Caffeine, can irritate it and cause increased pain and symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Yes: The abdomen commonly distends with intestinal inflammation. But not all distinction represents underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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Could heartburn damage my esophagus?

Could heartburn damage my esophagus?

Yes: It could make it swollen and irritated and cause long term changes that could lead to precancerous or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Possible: To avoid worsening symptoms and possible transformation to Barrett's, I strongly recommend close follow up by a GI specialist for proper treatment and monitoring. ...Read more

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I had grade 2esophagitis endoscopy showed mucosa inflammed distally,is it curable?

I had grade 2esophagitis endoscopy showed mucosa inflammed distally,is it curable?

Esophagitis: Yes, this is curable. Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, and probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask. ...Read more

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Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Gerd and stomach lining inflammation symptoms, treatment?

Gerd and stomach lining inflammation symptoms, treatment?

Stomach ache: Stomach ache, indigestion. Trial of zantac over the counter, if ineffective, can trial peptobismol, if not, then proton pump inhibitors, if refractory can try carafate (sucralfate) slurry. ...Read more

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Can barretts esophagus lead to cancer of esophagus?

Can barretts esophagus lead to cancer of esophagus?

Yes if untreated: If untreated barrett's ulcer of of esophagus , will tranforms to cancer , as already there is mucosal change ( sqamous metaplasia ) , there is high incidence of malignency and need close observation. ...Read more

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Does barrett's esophagus lead to cancer of the esophagus?

Does barrett's esophagus lead to cancer of the esophagus?

It can: Barrett's esophagus increases the risk for developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Patients with barrett's esophagus should be in an endoscopic surveillance program. ...Read more

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Could esophageal dilation with upper endoscopy cause pericarditis?

Could esophageal dilation  with upper endoscopy  cause pericarditis?

Unlikely: Based on a literature (pubmed) and google search, I could not find any cases of esophageal dilation causing percarditis. Are you having symptoms of chest pain after dilation? If you are concerned about pericarditis, you should discuss this with your doctor or go to the ER if it is severe. ...Read more

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What can cause an irritated, burning esophagus besides acid reflux?

What can cause an irritated, burning esophagus besides acid reflux?

Infection: Sometimes the cause of esophageal irritation is infection, such as with a yeast (candida.) This would require an upper endoscopy (EGD) to determine with certainty. ...Read more

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Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more

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Will burned esophageal lining repair?

Esophageal burn: Depends on the cause of the burn. Acid from reflux usually heals with medication but sometimes the cells change from chronic damage to form barrett's esophagus. Thermal burns usually heal well. Caustic burns such as in lye ingestion can cause scarring and stricture and in some cases lead to esophageal cancer years later. ...Read more

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Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Yes: Yes, but for other much more common reasons, the inflamation itself may produce or worsen the anxiety. A dr examination can clarify the exact cause, and rule out possibilities in this case. ...Read more

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Does Fenoverine irritate stomach lining?

Does Fenoverine irritate stomach lining?

GI Upset: It may cause GI upset but not necessarily due to intestinal lining irritation. Hope this helps. ...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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Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Possibly: Inflamed bladder lining can be due to infection, irritation, inerstitial cystitis, etc. Any of these diagnoses may lead to overactive bladder and more frequent urination. ...Read more

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Infection in esophagus?

Infection in esophagus?

Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus. ...Read more