A member asked:

I have severe acid reflux daily. is there a long term risk associated with this? i had an egd 4 years ago which was revealed mild gastritis.worse now?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan answered

Specializes in General Practice

Yes: Peptic ulcer, perforated peptic ulcer, barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer.

Answered 8/26/2018

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Barretts to Cancer: In very serious cases, untreated GERD (and subsequent Barrett's esophagus) can lead to cancer of the esophagus . The main risk factors are smoking, drinking alcohol, poor diet, and chronic reflux disease ... But if you have a hiatal hernia, acid can move up into your esophagus and cause symptoms. The risk was proportionate to how long and how often these drugs, PPI are being taken.

Answered 3/9/2019

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