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Aftereating throatfelt real tight andhurt I have untreated GERD and esophagitis i panicked but after relaxing tightness went away? No seriousallergies
If you have treated/untreated GERD how long does it take to turn into barrets esophagus? Years? Months? Is it deadly?
Is an abdominal ultrasound a good test to detect RUQ pain? I had a normal Ct scan 6 months ago. I have untreated GERD and esophogitis? Pain from that?
Treat esophagitis: Esophagitis is often associated with gastritis which can cause your abdominal pain You should take medications for esophagitis.A right upper quarant ultrasound shows changes in liver, gall stones and sludge (if stones not calcified wont see on CT. Bile ducts are visualized as well as pancreas, possible pancreatitis. Right kidney seen as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had black stools and chills for couple of days.I have had untreated gastritis and gerd for four years. What are the chances of cancer? I'm 25yo
Hiatal hernia: other than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)/heartburn, what other effects might it cause? Is it dangerous if left untreated?
Depends: Large hiatal hernias (or paraesophageal) hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and severe anemia from chronic bleeding. Only rarely do they cause life threatening problems such as gangrene. They are however frequently misunderstood as the cause of symptoms, so if a large hiatal or paraesophageal hernia is the diagnosis, see a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in lap repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Barking cough untreated by asthma, allergy, and GERD meds. Only prednisone clears it up. It effects my life greatly and no one can fix this. Help!
Poss spasmodic croup: Depending on how frequently these episodes occur, and in association with what triggers, you could have spasmodic croup. Spasmodic croup is alleviated by prednisone. If the cough is more persistent, and refractory, you should have a workup to determine the etiology. Smoking is probably not helping, so i would try quitting that first and foremost. ...Read more
Stomach reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, and/or in too large of an amount, with or without feeling symptoms such as heartburn. A person with GERD should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids like juice or soda. The person is treated with lifestyle improvements, plus acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity. ...Read more