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Why Does Acid Back Up Into The Esophagus
I have a pain between the throat and the esophagus. It may be reflux but I don't have any acids back up, just on and off pain. I'm 20 week pregnant.
Is barretts esophagus something I should worry about? Had an upper endoscopy done last month bioposy came back with unknown type of cells the path. Himself had never seen them before so they telling me i probably have barretts I've been on a acid reflux d
Agree : Agree with dr. Fowler that it should be monitored. However, there are endoscopic treatments for barrett's particularly with dysplasia such as radiofrequency ablation or barrx. You can also get better control of your reflux with surgery. Consider seeking a third opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terrible pain from gurd, acid reflux, gas bloating had baretts esophagus, later she was retested came back negative, has tried all prescribtion meds no help at all, anything she eats causes pain?
He has trouble swallowing in the morning sometimes. feels like a blockage in esophagus. liquid goes down so far and comes back up?
What could cause me to not be able to swallow? Once in a while when I am eating i feel like my esophagus tightens and nothing can get through. I end up throwing up. Sometimes a quick drink will seem to help "open" it back up. But at times this is not e
There : There are several possibilities for the set of symptoms you are experiencing, gerd (reflux), hiatal hernia, "nut cracker" esophagus, barrett's esophagus. You will require a physical evaluation and possibly some testing to determine the exact cause. Do not rely on other the counter medications to control the issue without a physician's evaluation as it may mask the symptoms while the condition worsens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i drink water or iced tea, i can feel it rise back up into my esophagus shortly after i've swallowed it. Is there a medical reason for that?
Maybe regurgitation: Regurgitating ingested food & liquid may reflect: 1) gerd in which stomach contents breach the lower esophageal sphincter barrier & re-enter the esophagus; 2) esophageal spasm (esp. Of cold liquids) or dysmotility (e.g. Achalasia) or esophageal diverticulum in which ingested material sits in the esophagus then regurgitate; 3) rumination or gas/bloat syndromes; 4) gastroparesis. Consider med eval. ...Read more
Water comes back up throat and so does everything else I eat and drink I'm 20 do I have Barrett's esophagus ?
Doubtful: Sounds like you have reflux disease, but Barrett's is diagnosed with a biopsy taken at the time of upper endoscopy. You should ask your primary care doctor if a referral to a gastroenterologist is appropriate. In addition to medication and lifestyle changes, there are endoscopic and surgical procedures available for some patients. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How fast can a stricture form? Past 2 weeks things move very slow thru esophagus, i had normal egd 5 months ago. This is very uncomfortable sometimes i feel water come back up in throat and burp too
Go back to doctor: Impossible to tell what is transpiring here without an examination. There may have been damage done during the prior endoscopy, you may have had progression of an ongoing process or may have developed a new problem. You should get this worked out asap, and hopefully before you aspirate and develop pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.
Correct: Eating or drinking acid things will make the esophageal irritation worse. It may take time for the meds to work. If you are very pregnant, you probably have reflux and should stay upright as much of the time as you can (even to sleep) and take an antacid whenever you hurt as well as at bedtime or if you wake up in the night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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