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Difficulty in swallowing. Endoscopy showing grade B oesophahitis with mucosal break. Smoking and drinking. Should I be worried?

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Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 7 hours later
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This indicates that the endoscopist could see some inflammation. this may be due to acid, alcohol and possibly smoking. this is not serious but the biopsy results should be reviewed and discussed with you.

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Follow-up: Difficulty in swallowing. Endoscopy showing grade B oesophahitis with mucosal break. Smoking and drinking. Should I be worried? 2 hours later
Would stopping alcohol completley help? My farher is a smoker for 40 yrs. has tried fo stop but cannot .can continuingto smoke make this worse?

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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 9 hours later
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I think discontinuation of alcohol is a good idea. Alcohol might continually exacerbated symptoms. Smoking is also a problem and I would advise smoking cessation as well.

I think you need to wait for the biopsy results before deciding exactly what to do. The doctor might suggest medication to decrease the acid secretions in the stomach as well. This might help the symptoms.

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