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Ulceration Of The Esophagus
What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?
I had a nissen for GERD 2 yrs ago. It has failed and esophagus shortened and ulceration. Dr advises gastric bypass. I'm very concerned. Bmi is 23.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Large hiatal hernia with moderate to severe gastroesophageal reflex disease with erythema and ulceration in the lower and mid third of the esophagus?
Take Precautions: With that kind of esophageal damage, your dr should have you on reflux medications. You should also have planned follow ups to be sure the treatment is working and the ulcerations are resolving. You should also discuss long term treatment options ( medication, surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can h.pylori can be killed..? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus..How?
ANTI-BIOTICS: plus BISMUTH containing liquid (eg: Pepto-Bismol) Can in most cases CURE..(Acid control may also be used) Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Z ...Read more
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
Recent endoscope results showed 6 stomach ulcers, 1 esophagus, 3wks of meds, now painful hard distended stomach, vomiting blood @ times. What do I do?
Ulcers: If you recently had an egd and found multiple ulcers and you are now vomiting with blood, you should go to the hospital for possible repeating egd and further evaluation. You should also call your go doctor to discuss with him for possible assessment and suggestions over the phone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?
Diet and reflux: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: A person with esophageal cancer can develop progressive swallowing difficulty, first for solids and later for liquids as well. Odynophagia is a painful swallowing. Esophageal ulcer can be benign or early cancer. That may produce swallowing difficulties due to spasms, but is not progressive. Only way to know for sure is by biopsy and endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer