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How serious is barrets?

How serious is barrets?

Can be serious: Barrett's esophagus is a potentially serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It can lead to esophageal cancer in a small percentage of patients. Patients with barrett 's should have regular endoscopies with multiple biopsies to determine whether or not there are atypical cells. If there are, intervention with endoscopic resection or ablation or surgical resection should be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Samach
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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

Of the esophagus due to acid reflux damage. The esophagus has different lining than the stomach. When it is exposed to too much acid, it changes to a lining that likes acid better i.e. Barrett's esophagus. It looks different from the regular esophagus on biopsy but can only be proven with a biopsy. A premalignant condition but chance of changing over to ...Read more


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What is the diffrence between mild anteral gastiris and barrets esophagus

Different organs: Gastritis of the antrum of the stomach refers to inflammation of the distal part of the stomach, called the antrum. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous change to the lining of the distal esophagus. The two have nothing in common. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of diet or foods should you eat with barrets esophagus?

What kind of diet or foods should you eat with barrets esophagus?

Anti reflux diet: If you believe that barrett's is caused by acid reflux changing the lining of the esophagus, then likely the best diet to be on is a an anti reflux diet - same that you would be on if you had chronic heartburn symptoms. ...Read more

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How often should I have endoscopy with barrets esophagus?

How often should I have endoscopy with barrets esophagus?

Barrett's esophagus: Surveillance for barrett's esophagus depended on the severity of the disease. If you have no dysplasia, repeat egd in 3 years. If you have low grade dysplasia, repeat egd in 6 months (if this egd is normal, repeat egd yearly). If you have high grade dysplasia, please discuss with your GI physician for options. You need to discuss this in details and not feasible to do here. ...Read more

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Is barretts esophagus considered an inflamatory condition? Would having barrets with no displasia make CRP level high?

Is barretts esophagus considered an inflamatory condition? Would having barrets with no displasia make CRP level high?

Probably not: This pathologist believes that people pay way too much attention to crp. It's often up for no reason, and of course it's a marker for atherosclerosis along with dozens of others. Neither sensitive nor specific for anything, it's not worth troubling yourself over. ...Read more

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Have severe acid reflux, how long till barrets? Months, years? Decades? Went for Linx, insurance won't pay for it untill Jan 1 when cpt code is here

Have severe acid reflux, how long till barrets? Months, years? Decades? Went for Linx, insurance won't pay for it untill Jan 1 when cpt code is here

Sadly...: ...there is no guarantee that any anti-reflux procedure will prevent Barrett's. Happily, only a minority of GERD sufferers ever develop Barrett's, and only a very few of those progress to cancer. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with barrets disease about three years ago. As a result I am on 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) each day. How often should I have a gastroscopy redone?

I was diagnosed with barrets disease about three years ago. As a result I am on 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) each day. How often should I have a gastroscopy redone?

More info : I need more information. Do you have dysplasia and if you do what degree. There is no clear cut evidence on the frequency to follow barrett's without dysplasia. The safest thing to do is go see a GI doctor or surgeon and bring your pathology results to know exactly what you need. ...Read more