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Abnormal mucosa in the upper third of the of the esophagus at 18 cm. larger then normal. Biopsies done. What is this likely to be?

Abnormal mucosa in the upper third of the of the esophagus at 18 cm. larger then normal. Biopsies done. What is this likely to be?

Upper Esophagus: A significant number of people have a patch of non-squamous mucosa in the upper third of the esophagus. It sometimes is stomach-like in appearance, but does not have any risk associated with it of cancer/Barretts' esophagus nor does it suggest reflux disease. ...Read more

Mucosa (Definition)

Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and the ...Read more


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Had an endoscopy irregular z line, normal mucosa and erythema in Antrim took 3 biopsies, what does this mean?

Had an endoscopy irregular z line, normal mucosa and erythema in Antrim took 3 biopsies, what does this mean?

Gastritis: This may mean you have a mild gastritis. This can be treated. The "antrum" is the major portion of your stomach. Ask your question with more information for a more specific answer

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Dr Z ...Read more

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What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?

What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?

Esophagitis: you'll need to be on a high-dose PPI (Prilosec, nexium) and possibly repeat the endoscopy in 3-6 months to rule out a condition like Barrett's. I assume they also took biopsies from the esophagus, follow up on that. ...Read more

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Is there association when painful sores appear all over my oral mucosa & gums 1week before menstruation? (i have irregular period35-45days/late/pain)

Is there association when painful sores appear all over my oral mucosa & gums 1week before menstruation? (i have irregular period35-45days/late/pain)

Mouth & Periods: Yes. Some women have sore mouth (gingivitis) and canker sores a week or so before their periods. It is related to a rise in a female hormone (progesterone) and may occur with birth control pills or pregnancy for the same reason. It is sometimes related to oral hygiene, so a visit to the dentist could help. ...Read more

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I recently had an EGD - long hx of GERD, and celiac - report states: "Z-line irregular, 37cm from incisors", "erythematous mucosa g. body and antrum"?

I recently had an EGD - long hx of GERD, and celiac - report states: "Z-line irregular, 37cm from incisors", "erythematous mucosa g. body and antrum"?

Your doctor : It would be best for the doctor who administered the test to discuss it in person with you. You can learn more online to prepare for the discussion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ent:"mucosa abnormal, l inferior turbinate and floor of nose w/firm hard white induration.Quite remarkable.Pale edema of septum" what does that mean?

Ent:"mucosa abnormal, l inferior turbinate and floor of nose w/firm hard white induration.Quite remarkable.Pale edema of septum" what does that mean?

Hard to say: Each specialty looks at the interior of the nose differently. Was this an ENT or family doc? None of the findings are suggestive of a particular disorder or disease state. It may be as simple and dry membranes. See an ENT or get another opinion. ...Read more

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How does a normal mucosa look?

Normal mucosa.: Here are some examples:
http://www.Laendo.Net/table/endoscopic-images/normal/.

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What is the definition or description of: mucosa?

What is the definition or description of: mucosa?

Lining: Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including
your nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts. ...Read more

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What is nodular mucosa?

What is nodular mucosa?

Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, with the exception of the small intestine, which appears like numerous fingers projecting from the mucosa. Nodular mucosa is a lumpy-bumpy appearance that can be benign. Generally it would be biopsied to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is erythematous mucosa?

Inflammation: Mucous membranes cover most of the internal organs and spaces of the body. If the mucosa is is erythmatous, it means it is red and this usually means inflammed or irritated. This can be due to infections, trauma, auto-immune disorders and toxic agents that come into contact. In your case, it would depend on where, why and when. Discuss with your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What are polyps and what is normal mucosa?

Endoscopy?: did you have an endoscopy? mucosa is the name for the first layer of hollow organs like the nostrils, the airways, the guts, that come into contact with the outside world, so named because they secret mucus. So normal mucosa means that layer is normal. Polyp is the name we give to any extra tissue hanging from mucosa. Polyps can be either harmless or harmful. Usually a biopsy can tell difference. ...Read more

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What is Oedematous Mucosa and how can be cured?

??: Oedematous Mucosa is generally associated with a sinus infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. Majority start out viral, and are treated with increased fluids, decongestants which shrink the nasal mucosal oedema and help open the natural ostia of the sinuses and allow re-aeration and muco-ciliary drainage. irrigation of the nose with normal saline nasal spray is helpful also. ...Read more

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What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa ?

What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa ?

↓ed normal villi: The multiple small projections of cells, call villi, which greatly increase surface area for interaction with food are decreased, thus resulting in a flattened appearance. This is somewhat typical of celiac sprue but there are many possibilities. ...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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Colonoscopy found multiple mucosa target lesions--what could cause this?

Colon target lesions: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. When terminology is applied precisely, the ulcers are associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Descriptively, but less precise, ulcers of similar appearance are seen in the lower GI tract with use of aspirin, with lymphoid hyperplasia, herpes, others. ...Read more

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Painless white lesion which involves buccal mucosa bilateral ,in 50 year old female?

Painless white lesion which involves buccal mucosa bilateral ,in 50 year old female?

WaitForTheWhitesOf..: If bilateral it usually means something irritative, like the teeth scraping the sides of the mouth, but not always. In general, persistent white patches in the mouth may mean trouble, especially in smokers or ex-smokers and drinkers, especially if just on one side. But take no chances and see an ENT doctor or oral surgeon for a take-look. Chances are it's nothing but there's a small chance it is. ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy and they found multiple mucosa targt lesions. What could causes this?

I just had a colonoscopy and they found multiple mucosa targt lesions. What could causes this?

Target lesions?: I am assuming that you are referring to a pale central area surrounded by a red ring. This is generally bowel prep artifact, however if there was any concern on the physician's part, a biopsy would have been taken. ...Read more

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What cause the mucosa of the distal end to be markedly hyperaemic with multiple superficial erosions?

Clarification: The distal end of what organ are you talking about. Clarification needed. ...Read more

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What does the statement "a diffuse are of mucosa in the terminal ileum was nodular" mean. I dont understand the medical language ?

Ask GI doc who ordrd: This question's best answered by the GI doctor who performed the procedure & submitted the report. The GI doctor should explain its significance (i.e., if it correlates with your symptoms or not). "Diffuse" = widespread. "Terminal ileum" = region of small intestine near appendix / large intestine. "Nodular" means forming a mass or round spherical shape (nodule). TTYD. Good luck & thanks for asking ...Read more

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What is erythematous mucosa in the rectum?

Erythematous = red: Erythematous simply means red. The most common reason is due to increased blood flow as part of an inflammatory process. Rectal erythematous mucosa also called a proctitis caused by sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, infections and radiation therapy.
Rec.: see a proctologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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What is squamous vulvar mucosa without dysplagia?

What is squamous vulvar mucosa without dysplagia?

Normal tissue: The vulva ( the entrance to the vagina) is covered with a type of tissue of squamous cells.
No dysplasia means that there are no changes there that might indicates something of concern like cancer ...Read more

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What is the treatment for erythematous mucosa?

?: Erythematous mucosa means mucosa that is more red than usual. It does not point to a specific disease. It is just a sign that means that there is something wrong in the area. Need more details from you. What mucosa is red? ...Read more

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What causes granular mucosa rectum?

What causes granular mucosa rectum?

Previous: inflammation or infection can result in the term "granular" which is used to describe the mucosa (lining) of the bowel as seen by the endoscopist. It is a "NON-SPECIFIC" (Non DIAGNOSTIC) term!


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Dr Z ...Read more