Reflux Esophagitis

Reflux oesophagitis is a condition of having oesophageal mucous injury secondary to the reflux of gastric contents to the esophagus. The other causes are infections, allergies, and oral medications. It is managed by taking medication that reduces acid production for the cause of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

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Can you please help me diagnose why I spit blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I spit blood early in the morning after waking up. I consulted a dentist and then a chest specialist, who advised bronchoscopy and sputum tests. The reports were normal. But, nobody could find the cause for the blood in spit. It is happening from the past two years. Not regularly, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common causes of early morning blood in the sputum are: Chest infection or tuberculosis. Cardiac issues like rheumatic heart disease. Reflux esophagitis. Now, if your chest has been evaluated and a clearance has been given by your doctor, then my recommendatio...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solutions for the acid reflux condition causing a burning sensation in my esophagus.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 years old female. I have an acid reflux condition which causes a burning sensation in my esophagus. I avoid a lot of food that irritates it. I have tried natural remedies, also had a course on tablet Nexium. Nothing relieved it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have a condition of reflux esophagitis associated with APD (acid peptic disease). Have you undergone an endoscopy and ultrasound of the abdomen? You also need PPI drugs and antacid syrup for six weeks and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) e...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with reflux esophagitis but I do not have those symptoms. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor said I have reflux esophagitis. But I do not have any of those symptoms. I was advised to take a particular diet and it seemed extremely difficult because I have never eaten any of that food before. I have also been taking the following medication that is tablet Pantoprazol ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and understand your concern, I would like to know your symptoms in detail in order to confirm the diagnosis of reflux oesophagitis. The only way to find out whether the medicines are working or not is the resolution of your sym...  Read Full »

Will severe acid reflux turn my teeth translucent with receding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I noticed that my teeth are not the best looking. I had acid reflux. I looked up a lot of stuff about acid in the mouth, and looking at my teeth I think this is what is happening. My teeth started turning translucent two weeks ago. When I looked it up, it said that it could occur...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms that you have explained are right. If you have acid reflux problem and in your case, it looks like there is too much of acid refluxing in your mouth from the stomach. This acid can erode your teeth making the enamel thin due to loss of minerals. I have common...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy and vomiting suddenly for about a week. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling dizziness and vomiting sensation for over one week. Rest everything is fine. Periods are normal and just had periods ten days back. I just had my blood test done. Kindly advise the possible medication and preventive health care. I am attaching my complete blood report.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Most of the values are borderline normal. Early iron deficiency anemia manifestations through low MCV and MCHC are present. However, iron levels are norm...  Read Full »

I feel like I have something stuck in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male, and I feel like something is stuck in my chest for about a week now. And this feeling is not going away. It is very uncomfortable, and I am scared about having cancer. I have been to a doctor, and he says I have an inflamed esophagus, but medicines are not hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Greetings of the day. Yes, it could be inflammation of the esophagus because it has an acute onset. Other possibilities are an esophageal stricture, causing narrowing of the lumen and pain while swallowing. There are various causes of inflammation and stricture of the...  Read Full »

What can be done to manage reflux esophagitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have reflux esophagitis as determined by endoscopy last month. They found grade M tear in GE junction and also mucosal atrophy reported. H-pylori was found in rapid urease test. I am on Clarithromycin, Amoxicillin and Esomeprazole medication for 14 days and I have three days of course...  Read Full »

Dr. A. V. Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query in detail. Usually, reflux esophagitis is reported based on the Los Angeles classification, which does not have a grade called M, but going through the report it is mentioned minimal changes of reflux esophagitis with the lax sphincter. Your...  Read Full »

Is stress chest pain related to heart or GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I am suffering from stress chest pain for the past one year. 2D echo and ECG are also normal. Is it related to heart or GERD or chest wall? I am taking Cita-S 10 mg and Pantosec.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your pain at your chest wall may be due to stress or heartburn from acid reflux. I am suggesting that you have developed a stress ulcer which can lead to acid reflux esophagitis. Are you on any form of stress lately? If so please take some time off for adequate res...  Read Full »

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