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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
44 yr old male diagnosed with barrets 2 yrs ago . Just had 2nd endo which was normal. Gi dr said i could wait 5 yrs for 3rd endo. Is that too long?
Doc Knows: I think the doctor probably knows what he is doing. I would follow his/her advice. ...Read more
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
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
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