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Stomach Esophagus Leak
Yes: Yes it can leak and that is a very serious problem that can lead to infections, fevers, blockage, and even death. If you think you have a leak contact your surgeon or go to the er right away. ...Read more
Short answer is yes: ...but what symptoms have prompted this concern? ...Read more
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What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows an eosinophilic stomach and esophagus disorder?
Good question: Eosinophilic esophagitis and colitis are increasing in frequency. I have foundt two cases in boys where it was clear that symptoms began in infancy and were obviously related to the ingestion of empty calories, particularly sugar and etc. Inflammation is initiated by a message from the brain and this is a particular kind of inflammation. He/she will not outgrow this. It needs 4+ nutritional rx. ...Read more
Will a stomach hernia resolve itself? How does part of your stomach wind up above diaphram, and sit beside esophagus?!?
Hiatal hernia: Not likely to resolve itself. The diaphragm is a large muscle that has a "hole" in it where the esophagus passes through. Stomach and lungs are constantly moving as you breathe and move. Sometimes a bit of the stomach can get pushed or pulled up above the diaphragm. Oftentimes it will slide up and down and can be seen on a chest xray. ...Read more
Have enlarged lymphnode behind abdomen and 2.4 mm mass outside esophagus. Scheduled with IV radiology in 2 wks. Is there hope of not being serious?
Yes, but get checked: Can't tell here what this is. There can be a variety of "benign", i.e. Not malignant/cancerous causes for what you are describing. However, you need evaluation to tell. ...Read more
I am burned by undiluted vinegar, my esophagus and the top of my stomach. How can I soothe the pain and discomfort? Very nauseous the first 2 days.
No specific: Treatment is allowed on this forum. May try health tap prime. People with similar problems after examination may be given anti-acids and anti-emetic or proton pump inhibitors ...Read more
My dad had part of his esophagus removed almost 2 years ago. The most recent scan shows hypermetabolic activity where his stomach was stretched. Help?
The juncture: Of the stomach to the esophageal remnant is called the anastamosis. Esoph cancer needs to be assessed by esophagoscopy, ultrasund and biopsy. Would be useful to know pre-op stage, treatment and margins of resection. Start where he got his treatment, but consider a visit to nci designated center. ...Read more
During eating I don't feel full in my stomach I always feel the food lin my esophagus no matter how little I eat. Its annoying what's the cause of that?
Hiatal hernia: A weakness at the opening to the stomach can cause a hiatal hernia and allow part of the stomach to enter the chest cavity. This may cause food to get stuck before entering into the stomach. An upper GI x-ray or gastroscope could show this. Should consult with your doctor to find out what is causing the problem. ...Read more
Seek help fm Oncolog: There can be more than one reasons. Your doctor can figure this out better since he/she knows more about your Cancer and your labs. Make sure that you are not anemic (low Hb level). Also some chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy. Tumor can also get to the brain although it is uncommon with this type of Cancer. ...Read more
Can I feel the abdominal aorta (or is it the esophagus running down that I feel) and should I be seeing/feeling a pulse? I am 185 pounds.
See your doctor: You cannot feel your esophagus. You can feel your aorta in your abdomen if you know what you're feeling for. If you think you are feeling you aorta in your abdomen, see your doctor. An aorta that can be felt can be a diseased aorta, although you are awfully young for a diseased aorta. ...Read more
My stomach valve is lose (dr said) stomach acid and the food I eat comes up into my esophagus pipe and I feel pain, what can I do to correct the valve?
Diet and surgery: You can eat foods that are less likely to cause reflux. For example, avoid spicy foods and red sauces, limit caffeine and alcohol intake, and you can take antacids. Your doctor can also prescribe you anti reflux medications. There is no way to make the muscle stronger. You can have surgery to tighten the muscle. ...Read more
Hi, I am taking Omeprazolle dr 20 mg capsule every morning. Is there anyway I can stop taking this med and how to monitor my stomach lining/esophagus?
Omeprazole: There is no way you can monitor your stomach lining/ esophagus other than through your gastroenterologist who can perform serial upper endoscopies to assess for changes. He or she will be able to tell you when to stop taking Omeprazole. Your symptoms will be critical also in deciding further, keep a log, if any. ...Read more
Not exactly: Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different. But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer cells can be similar in both cancers, but esophagus cancer calls can also be a different type. They are generally treated differently with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and would need different type of surgery too. ...Read more
What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??
Medical or Surgical:
This is known as Hiatal Hernia, in which a part of stomach will slid up in chest thu esophageal opening in diaphragm.
Mild cases are treated with PPI like nexium (esomeprazole) etc. And respond well, along with diet change. Large hernias need surgery as they are more symtomatic ...Read more
I have palpitations every night after dinner. I feel it in my stomach and esophagus also. What can it be?
Heart burn: Your symptoms are suggestive of GERD or gastro esophageal reflex disease. You can try OTC Prilosec 20 mg twice daily for 2 wks to see if your symptoms improve. If not, pl make an appointment to see your doctor for a check and investigate the cause of you'd symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Can excess stomach gas cause acidity or push the acid up to the esophagus? Any home or OTC remedy to effectively eliminate stomach gas?
Cart b4 horse. Dose?: Stomach gas does not cause acidity; rather, excess acidity (EA) acting on undigested food (especially "cruciferous" vegetables) cause gas to form. Whenever u have EA, u can get acid reflux. OTC remedies like Tums work short-term (3 hrs max). Zantac (ranitidine) & Prilosec OTC have to b taken ~7 days at the same dose b4 you get any effect, which may b inadequate. TTYD about ur symptoms & possib better treatment ...Read more
I recently discovered that I have a hernia at the end of my esophagus right above my stomach. It looks like a little balloon. Should I be worried?
Is it Hiatus hernia?: It might be what is commonly known as Hiatus hernia. Check with your doctor and confirm the diagnosis he has made. Unless you have symptoms of Acid Reflux, you do not need to do anything further, right now. I am sure your doctor who diagnosed this condition has given you some instructions. So share the complete story with us. ...Read more