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GERD reflux

My endoscopy showed erythema in the antrum with abnormal gastric mucosa at the antrum. I am waiting on biopsy result meanwhile I am taking nexium with no relief. Do I need to worry about anything serious in my future?
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Hi,
You have to wait for the biopsy report.
Kindly describe your symptoms so that I can give my opinion.
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The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.
- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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I had that SAME problem, for 7 months.  SEVERE erythema in the stomach & esophagus.  Scarring so my esophagus was narrowed.  On top of that my gall bladder was functioning on the HIDA scan at 8%.  Gall bladder came out, the heartburn stopped, reflux stopped, stomach pain quit, no more Nexium, Mylanta, Tums, sleeping uprite, life is normal again.  Check on your gall bladder as well.  Stones may not be present but that doesn't mean the gall bladder is working.  Be persistant.
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I have sharp pains in my center chest. It feels heavy. Sometimes after sitting awhile it is hard to stand straight. I have differculty sleeping. If my head is not raised up it feels like I am drowning from the refulx. I belch alot and I am in pain for hours after eatting. The Nexium does not help anymore. My pictures from the endoscopy show abnormal gastric mucosa at the antrum. stomach fundus, erthema in the antrum and normal esophageal and duodenal mucosa at the whole esophagus and duodenum. Still waiting on biopsy.
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Avatar_m_tn
Hi,
You are having signs of severe GERD and gastritis.
The abnormal mucosa in the antrum could be due to H.pylori infection.
The biopsy report will give more information.
PPI and life style modifications will provide relief from symptoms.
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The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.
- Ratnakar Kini M.D.

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