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Esophagitis grade 2 can reoccure?

Esophagitis  grade 2 can reoccure?

Yes: If you have not seen your gastro enterologist make an appointment today. Common causes can be gastric reflux into the esophagus, but regardless of cause, if it continues, this can develop into a precancerous condition called barret's esophagus. ...Read more

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How serious are esophegeal varices stage 2?

How serious are esophegeal varices stage 2?

Really serious: There is a mortality rate of 30-50% with the first episode of upper GI bleeding from esophageal varices. Two thirds of these patients die within 1 year. Most patients with varices have cirrhosis, 40% dying from associated medical problems. About a quarter to a third of cirrhosis patients bleed at least once from varices. Many therapeutic and preventative options exist--get to a GI doctor asap. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Possible: To avoid worsening symptoms and possible transformation to Barrett's, I strongly recommend close follow up by a GI specialist for proper treatment and monitoring. ...Read more

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Fatty liver grade II . What does grade II mean ?

Fatty liver grade II . What does grade II mean ?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver can possibly be graded at the time of biopsy but if it was an ultrasound based diagnosis, grade is not normally assigned. Grade ii out of IV is close to medium steatosis (fat inclusions in the cells). It's not badly extensive as it would be in grade iv, but it may get there if not treated. ...Read more

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High grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of liver?

High grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of liver?

There are treatments: The vast majority of neuroendocrine carcinomas in the liver originate in another site. Since the liver disease is the most common contributor to survival, we will often use liver directed therapies to control the liver component of the disease. There is an imaging techinque (ga68) used in europe that is available in certain centers in the us that can help evaluate the ds and response to trtment. ...Read more

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Gastric mucosa showing inflammation, ulceration & high-grade glandular dysplasia?

Gastric mucosa showing inflammation, ulceration & high-grade glandular dysplasia?

Chronic gastritis: The objective findings you describe suggest chronic gastritis. There are many possible causes of this, including hyperacidity, infection with h. Pylori, loss of stomach acid production, or even underlying cancer.. It would be a good idea to try to find out what is causing this and doing something to correct it if possible, . ...Read more

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Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Esophagitis: Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask doc. Mylanta every 2 hrs ...Read more

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How dangerous is high grade invasive ductal carcinoma?

How dangerous is high grade invasive ductal carcinoma?

An invasive: Cancer is dangerous, meaning it can lead to death even if all the right things are done. So, i'd need more deatils to help put in perspective the danger and risk: age, size, nodes +/-, er, pr, her-2-neu status. Focus on positive after realizing the danger. ...Read more

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Hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006, hepatic encephalopathy grade 2, esophagus varices minor.Suddenly low blood pressure 85/58, pulse 65.Pl advice?

Hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006, hepatic encephalopathy grade 2, esophagus varices minor.Suddenly low blood pressure 85/58, pulse 65.Pl advice?

See a doctor: Do this immediately. You may be bleeding internally or something else like an episode of sepsis or adrenal insufficiency may be going on. You need to be seen acutely. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are esophageal varices fully curable?

Are esophageal varices fully curable?

No: The varices are another route of blood return to your heart due to liver scarring or blockage of the blood that should enter the liver from the GI tract. There is no good way to correct that save for liver transplantation. The problem with varices is bleeding and there are procedures done to deal with the bleeding and to minimize the risk. ...Read more

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What is grade c esophagitis?

Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of the esophageal circumference. ...Read more

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I had grade 2esophagitis endoscopy showed mucosa inflammed distally,is it curable?

I had grade 2esophagitis endoscopy showed mucosa inflammed distally,is it curable?

Esophagitis: Yes, this is curable. Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, and probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask. ...Read more

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Focal high grade dysplasia is very dangerous?

Focal high grade dysplasia is very dangerous?

Needs evaluation: You have precancerous cells on the cervix most likely due to the human papilloma virus. Your next step should be colposcopy and biopsy and later most likely a LEEP procedure where the surface of the cervix is removed as an office procedure. ...Read more

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Small esophageal varices mild esophagitis at gej portal hypertension..If surgery cannot b done what is the treatment?

Small esophageal varices mild esophagitis at gej portal hypertension..If surgery cannot b done what is the treatment?

Portal hypertension: This is most commonly due to cirrhosis of the liver and must be dealt with by a hepatologist, gastroenterologist or general surgeon familiar with the area of practice. Knowing the etiology of this would also be helpful. The esohagitis at the gej may be due to reflux. ...Read more

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What causes low grade liposarcoma to upgrade to high grade liposarcoma?

What causes low grade liposarcoma to upgrade to high grade liposarcoma?

Hard to say: There are situations when a pathologist reviews the specimen again and finds higher grade "angrier" looking cells in the specimen - leading to an upgrade. There are also situations when a liposarcoma recurs and the new tumor has "de-differentiated" or evolved into an angrier tumor. This can happen with time with certain aggressive liposarcomas. ...Read more

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What is grade 1 rectal cancer?

What is grade 1 rectal cancer?

Grading: Grading depends on microscopic picture of cancer. Lower the grade like grade 1 better the prognosis. But grading is not the only thing determine prognosis. ...Read more

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What causes a cystic lesion following an operated low grade glioma 6months later?

What causes a cystic lesion following an operated low grade glioma <asrocytoma grade 2> 6months later?

Depends: "cystic lesion" is not very specific. It could be gliosis (scarring) in the surgical bed. It could be radiation necrosis if you have had radiation. Or it could be the tumor growing again. ...Read more

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How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

Still controversial: Current thinking is that if in early stages, it may be ok to just follow since it is so slow growing. May not cause a problem for years. If more advanced, currently chemotherapy combined with immune therapy (usually a monoclonal antibody called rituximab) is used. Most patients can achieve remission but the disease is currently not considered curable. ...Read more

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