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I had a endoscopy done last week and results were i had GERD and red streak in my esophagus. How long does it take to damage your esophagus. Serious?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: GERD

Acid reflux damage to the esophagus can occur quickly.
However, if treated quickly with some strong acid suppressant therapy, long-term damage to the esophagus can be easily avoided.

In brief: GERD

Acid reflux damage to the esophagus can occur quickly.
However, if treated quickly with some strong acid suppressant therapy, long-term damage to the esophagus can be easily avoided.
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Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine

In brief: Esophagitis

Inflammation and acid injury from gerd can take months before significant symptoms are noticed.
It needs to be treated as there is a small risk for cancer if it is not.

In brief: Esophagitis

Inflammation and acid injury from gerd can take months before significant symptoms are noticed.
It needs to be treated as there is a small risk for cancer if it is not.
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