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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?

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?

Can follow: Barrett's isn't always distinguishable from erosions from stomach acid or non-barrett gastric metaplasia. Definitions of barrett's vary from country to country. Or the biopsy forceps may miss and take a piece of normal mucosa. Ask whether junior needs to be 'scoped again. ...Read more

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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis, GERD, and hiatal hernia. I have terrible stomach pain. Why is Ativan (lorazepam) the only thing that gives me any relief?

I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis, GERD, and hiatal hernia. I have terrible stomach pain. Why is Ativan (lorazepam) the only thing that gives me any relief?

Stress: because everything you described could be caused by stress. Ativan is a good stress relief medication, that why you feel better with it, as you know it is not enough, with it you need to take all the medication that have been prescribed to you to allow the digestive system to heal. find a way to relax, like yoga, or meditation. your stomach is a mirror of your mood. fix your mood. good luck. ...Read more

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How do I heal my throat erosion from silent gerd?

How do I heal my throat erosion from silent gerd?

Atypical GERD help: Treatment of gerd with atypical symptoms can be difficult. Proper diagnosis with ph monitoring is key. When atypical or no symptoms are present, treatment response may take longer, sometimes months. If gerd is well controlled (as demonstrated on repeat testing) other causes of symptoms should be investigated. ...Read more

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Taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) for 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis from GERD. Doc scoped me, but we can't find the cause. What can I take long term?

Taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) for 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis from GERD. Doc scoped me, but we can't find the cause. What can I take long term?

GERD: If you had erosive esophagitis, then GERD is the cause of your symptoms. You will have this long term, and you will require the use of medication long-term, most likely. If Prevacid (lansoprazole) is what he used to heal the erosions, that is most likely the same medicine that you will need long-term also to control the acid reflux. You should adopting a tie reflux measures also. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

Less info: Usually general measures are recommend e.g. small meals, no food 4 hrs before sleeping, sleeping with head propped up, avoiding fatty foods, sodas, caffein, alcohol and keeping normal wt. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Helps treat,not cure: Aloe juice is a wonderful natural treatment that can help to heal but is not a "cure" as to cure you need to address the underlying causes. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html for more on aloe and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html and http://www.Gerd-diet.Com/gerd-treatment/ for info on approaches that will help to cure this problem! ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed by endoscopy with hiatal hernia, GERD, and erosive gastritis. Would any of these cause pain in the left side waist/flank area?

I was just diagnosed by endoscopy with hiatal hernia, GERD, and erosive gastritis. Would any of these cause pain in the left side waist/flank area?

No: These would not typically cause flank pain. If you are flexing your trunk muscles in response to your GERD symptoms, you may have some muscle stain, but that's as close as it gets. Hope this helps! ...Read more