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Reflux Esophagitis Histology
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
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
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
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
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
I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it ?
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
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
Egd upper stomach results of biopsy
Distal esophagitis, reflux esophagitis
On prisolec two day post anything else I can take to get relief ?
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
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
I've been diagnosed with a 2-3 cm hiatal hernia with reflux esophagitis. I'm currently taking Nexmezol 40mg in the morning before breakfast.Will I have to take Nexmezol permanently or will my condition heal over time?
See below : I’m sorry to hear that, it usually resolves with long term treatment, give it a few months. ...Read more
No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
What is Squamous mucosa with reflux esophagitis (basal cell hyperplasia, intraepithelial eosinophils)? &Esophagitis found with linear furrowing?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have grade a reflux esophagitis diagnosed! i never had heart burn but coughing etc!what is a grade?do i need surgery?i am tired n my voice gone litt
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
The most commonly performed surgery for acid reflux is a fundoplication. This is performed laparoscopically in a variety of manners, but generally involves ensuring that any hiatal hernia is repaired, that the length of intra-abdominal esophagus is 5-8 cm and some form of stomach ...Read more