Interpreting the results from my endoscopy & colonoscopy

KEY PHRASES & TERMS

What pops out immediately is “severe inflammation seen in esophagus.”

Google and a page by Johns Hopkins have been helpful in learning more, translating the doctor-ese to modern American English.

“Focal reactive gastropathy”

Reactive gastropathy, also chemical gastropathy, is an abnormality in the stomach caused by chemicals, e.g. bile, alcohol, and characteristically has minimal inflammation.

“Inflamed squamous and glandular mucosa with reactive changes”

This means that I have GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux. I have been prescribed omeprazole to treat it, which I hope helps. It’s been getting progressively worse. I had been dealing with it by using chewable antacid tablets, which isn’t enough to help the esophagus heal.

“Reactive squamous mucosa with focally increased intraepithelial eosinophils”

This is an inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. It is known as primary eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE. reflux esophagitis

colonoscopy+endoscopy

ajh

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