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Barrett Syndrome Barrett's Esophagus
Son had upper GI and dr said he had barrets esophogus but biopsy was negative. He has gerd, takes nexium (esomeprazole). Why discrepancy? F/u needed future?
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
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
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
If you have treated/untreated GERD how long does it take to turn into barrets esophagus? Years? Months? Is it deadly?
How long does errosive esophagitus take to form into Barrets esophagus? How long does does it usually take for you to develop barrets with gerd?
It is uncommon: Barrets esophagus is a rare complication of chronic GERD(Not associated with erosive esophagitis unless it is chronic and ongoing for many years.).You are advised to have Upper Endoscopy(EGD) if you have had symptoms of GERD for more than 20 years. Right now you are too young to worry about it. Just take regular antacids, preferably PPI drugs which are more effective than H2 blockers. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink decaf coffee with Barrets esophagus? I know I shouldn't drink caffeine. But I think there is still a small amount in decaf?
No harm: If you can tolerate coffee, it is okay. Do not drink it too hot. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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