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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Ulcerative Esophagitis

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Ogd rprt: esophagitis grade 3 and gastritis. dr. kept saying ulcer during scope (was not sedated) and afterwards told me and husband same. is ulcer and gastritis the same? or does biopsy show diff?

Ogd rprt: esophagitis grade 3 and gastritis. dr. kept saying ulcer during scope (was not sedated) and afterwards told me and husband same. is ulcer and gastritis the same? or does biopsy show diff?

No: They are not the same, but sometimes have similar symptoms and treatment. Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, while an ulcer is a hole in the lining of the stomach. It may be they were looking for an ulcer or thought they saw one, but biopsy showed the inflammation did not extend thru the lining, so this would be gastritis. Avoid ibuprofen, alcohol. Meds like omeprazole will help ...Read more

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Can pepzin GI and DGL Licorice be taken together? Trying to cure gastritis ulcer and GERD also esophagitis from taking doxycylcine

Can pepzin GI and DGL Licorice be taken together? Trying to cure gastritis ulcer and GERD also esophagitis from taking doxycylcine

Nobody really knows: Such supplements are not studied enough by researchers because these supplements are not FDA-approved drugs for treating particular disorders. Nobody knows for sure what may happen if a person takes these or other supplements. One can look online for side effects of Pepzin GI and DGL Licorice, to see if others are reporting problems. If one finds no bad reports, then they MIGHT be safe to try. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

Depends on age: The symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis depend on the age of the patients. Infants tend to have difficulty gaining weight, recurrent vomiting for failure to thrive. School-age children tend to have abdominal pain, reflux and vomiting. Adults often have difficulty swallowing, food impaction, or gerd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

Depends on age: The symptoms of eoe vary and can depend on the age of the person. Infants can have recurrent vomiting, reflux, and poor weight gain. School age children typically have vomiting and or abdominal pain. Adults often have reflux and or difficulty swallowing foods/ food impaction. An esophageal biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

Different diseases: Acid reflux - burning in mid epigastrium radiating up into chest / esophagus, often worse at night, associated with certain foods, water brash, cough, hoarse voice, nausea, chest pain. Esophagitis - pain with swallowing, often burning or cramping along esophagus, worse with certain foods and temperatures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis? When I should go to the doctor about it? What will they do?

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

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I often get dull pain behind sternum (slightly right). No other symptoms. GP diagnosed Esophagitis twice, is this likely correct?

I often get dull pain behind sternum (slightly right). No other symptoms. GP diagnosed Esophagitis twice, is this likely correct?

Hard to say: Esophagitis (GERD) is very common, and if you get relief from antacids, it is likely true. Inflammation of the cartilages can sometimes cause a siilar pain, and then antacids won't help. Ibuprofen will make GERD much worse, but makes the pain of cartilage inflammatoin better. (costochondritis) ...Read more

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