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So also i been checked two weeks ago by upper and lower scope and no signs of Crohn's i still can have the ea and the inflamed esophagus from crohns?

So also i been checked two weeks ago by upper and lower scope and no signs of Crohn's i still can have the ea and the inflamed esophagus from crohns?

Probably not : If the esophagus pathology was negative, then you do not have active crohns of the esophagus. Period. You our might still have joint problems but it is going to be hard to say for sure whether this is crohns related or not. ...Read more

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Can i be 20 years in remission with Crohn's and still have enteropathic arthirities? And can Crohn's also cause an inflamed esophagus ?

Yes!: Crohn's can cause inflammation in the esophagus. Typically this is very painful when eating. You can develop arthritis with crohn's disease, but typically the degree of pain tracks with the activity of your crohn's disease. So if you are having joint pain, check with your GI doctor. You may need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I had a endoscopy jan 6th and just have a mild inflamed esophagus. It feels like I have a hernia near my esophagus but wouldn't they find that?

Hi I had a endoscopy jan 6th and just have a mild inflamed esophagus. It feels like I have a hernia near my esophagus but wouldn't they find that?

Maybe not: Small hiatal hernias can slide up and down easily through the opening in the diaphragm, and therefore can be easily missed on endoscopic examination. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I have acid reflux and mildly inflamed esophagus and I might have to get my gallbladder out. If I get it out will the pain be worse or will it help?

Hi I have acid reflux and mildly inflamed esophagus and I might have to get my gallbladder out. If I get it out will the pain be worse or will it help?

Hopefully better.: if the pain you're referring to is truly due to the gallbladder, then the cholecystectomy should help your pain. It will not affect any acid reflux that you have one way or the other. You may still need medication for that if it is symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Inflamed esophagus, ppi make me feel ill. Will Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg a day heal it the same?

Inflamed esophagus,  ppi make me feel ill. Will Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg a day heal it the same?

Esophagitis: Zantac (ranitidine) can be effective in this situation. But, it is not as effective as the ppis. What always amazes me with this problem is that I have yet to have a patient ask on how to prevent the problem in the first place. What foods and drink and weight cause gerd and thus esophagitis. This is the more important part of healing: stopping the problem. ...Read more

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I have a mild inflamed esophagus and my doc put me on Prilosec Otc but it's making me sick and not helping. I was on Nexium (esomeprazole) before. Can I just go back?

I have a mild inflamed esophagus and my doc put me on Prilosec Otc but it's making me sick and not helping. I was on Nexium (esomeprazole) before. Can I just go back?

Of course you can...: ...or better yet, discuss your experience to medications with your treating provider so the appropriate therapeutic choice can be tailored to your needs. While acid blocker therapy may be interchangable, tolerance to these drugs is however an individual phenomenon. ...Read more

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If you have an inflamed esophagus and stomach but have no ulcers or bacteria of anykind is it ok to eat veggies and fruit like tomatoes?

If you have an inflamed esophagus and stomach but have no ulcers or bacteria of anykind is it ok to eat veggies and fruit like tomatoes?

Esophagitis: This depends upon the source of the inflammation. Bacterial infection in these circumstances is usually not the issue, but rather there is the potential for viruses and yeasts to produce inflammation. Or this may simply be due to reflux. Eating various foods may irritate these tissues, but you should first be seen and evaluated by a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Hello I have mild inflamed esophagus from endoscopy. Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for a few weeks. How do I stop the sore throat and belching? It's awful!

Hello I have mild inflamed esophagus from endoscopy. Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for a few weeks. How do I stop the sore throat and belching? It's awful!

Call your G.I. doc.: if it is going to help, Nexium (esomeprazole) would probably have started giving you some relief by now. I would recommend avoiding any particular foods that you notice make the problem worse. You should consider tilting your bed and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. I would call your gastroenterologist to see if you need to adjust the Nexium (esomeprazole) dosage or switch to a new medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I had an endoscopy a month ago. Mildly inflamed esophagus. Been on nexium (esomeprazole).but I have a sore throat and a lump feeling along with burps. i need help?

Hi I had an endoscopy a month ago. Mildly inflamed esophagus. Been on nexium (esomeprazole).but I have a sore throat and a lump feeling along with burps. i need help?

May need follow up..: While sore throat and burping are not uncommon follow ing the endoscopy,I would not expect these types of things to last for an entire month afterward.As you know, they sedate you and put a tube down your throat,then pump air into the intestines to open them for a better camera view--that air can cause a bloated feeling and belching afterward.Sore throat is also very typical. Maybe not this long. ...Read more

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Hi had an endoscopy last month and I have a mildly inflamed esophagus so I've been on and off Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) but still have sore throat,heartburn?

Need more time: Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) need time to work. Ideally you should take them daily before breakfast and for 2 months. If your symptoms persist or return after you stop therapy, you should consider a pH monitoring study to quantify the magnitude of the problem and take further action. ...Read more

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Hi I have mild inflamed esophagus and gastritis. Ct scan normal, on ppis but food particles in foul green stool, dry hair, headaches, burps,gas help?!

Hi I have mild inflamed esophagus and gastritis. Ct scan normal, on ppis but food particles in foul green stool, dry hair, headaches, burps,gas help?!

A gastroenterologist: is your best bet right now. GI issues can be complex, caused by myriad things. If your primary MD is stumped by your diagnosis, search HealthTap for a gastroenterologist in your state. A virtual consult can answer many questions and provide plan for next steps in diagnosing your issues. Also, I can review your CT scan at healthtap.com/saurbornmd if you would find that helpful. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed stomach & esophagus. What is some food that i can eat, that won't upset my stomach?

I have an inflamed stomach & esophagus. What is some food that i can eat, that won't upset my stomach?

Inflammed esophagus: You seem to describe gerd (acid reflux). To alleviate gerd, you should avoid eating large meals at once, fatty/spicy food, citrus fruits, tomatoes, garlic, onion, minty gum, chocolate, smoking, alcohol. Avoid eating or drinking within 3 hours of lying down. ...Read more

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Concern I have diabetes, eat a lot, tired weak and vision changes. 21 male. Been happening for 2 months. Stomach, esophagus inflamed. Something wrong?

Concern I have diabetes, eat a lot, tired weak and vision changes. 21 male. Been happening for 2 months. Stomach, esophagus inflamed. Something wrong?

See your doctor: Diabetes is actually easy to test for. If your concerned, get tested. The symptoms you describe, though, really don't bring diabetes to mind. What you're describing is more consistent with a bad diet and reflux. In any case, see your doctor to confirm what's actually going on. After that, an appropriate plan of treatment can be made. ...Read more

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Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.

Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.

Need a biopsy: An ulcerated lesion at the distal esophagus can be from esophagitis due to reflux, but can be from other causes, such as cancer. Other causes include hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernias. Risk factors such as tobacco use and alcohol intake can increase the risk of this being cancer. In any case, a brushing or biopsy can make the diagnosis, as well as response to medical therapy. ...Read more

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