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A 32-year-old female asked:

Are you more prone to having esophagus polyps after having one with severe gerd and common hiatal hernia?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Not true polyp: esophageal polyps are called pseudopolyp, mean not real polyp, caused by the inflammation driven by the reflux, there are not a true polyp that can turn to cancer and they diseapear with treatment so try to take care of your reflux, follow the diet, no late meal ,or snack, sleep with head elevated, take medication as Rx, avoid caffeine and spicy food, and eat multiple small meal,avoid tight cloth.
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Last updated Dec 23, 2014

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