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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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At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations,fluttering.Every time I feel that,I burp.Related to gerd?Esophagus spasm ?

At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations,fluttering.Every time I feel that,I burp.Related to gerd?Esophagus spasm ?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more

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30y/o, history of GERD + esophagus tender, take Zantac (ranitidine). Now have dysphagia lump in throat feeling 4 a week+. If I go to ER will they test for cancer?

30y/o, history of GERD + esophagus tender, take Zantac (ranitidine). Now have dysphagia lump in throat feeling 4 a week+. If I go to ER will they test for cancer?

No: The Emergency Room is for emergencies, such as appendicitis, heart attacks, car accidents, etc... A primary care doctor can look for cancer, and can refer to specialists for help (such as a gastroenterologist who specializes in the stomach and esophagus). ...Read more

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I have GERD and Barrett's Esophagus - is there anything else I can drink besides water?

I have GERD and Barrett's Esophagus - is there anything else I can drink besides water?

GERD: With severe GERD, most people need to avoid fruit juices, caffeine, carbonation, and alcohol. There are decaffeinated teas and coffees's which some people are able to tolerate. There are also dairy products, particularly the low fat variety, which many people can tolerate. Although your choices are somewhat limited, you are not restricted completely just to water. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does GERD lead to barrett's esophagus?

How does GERD lead to barrett's esophagus?

Acidity+cell changes: Your esophagus is not designed to handle acidic secretions. In gerd, the cells in the esophagus are frequently exposed to acidity and become damaged. Over time, the tissue adapts by changing its cells into ones similar to cells in the stomach. This called metaplasia. Because these kinds of cells are abnormal in the esophagus, people with barrett's are at greater risk for esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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I have GERD, 5mmhg LES, and 0 peristaltic of esophagus. Am i a good candidate for 270° fundo? Will it cure my non-working esophagus and gerd? Thanks

GERD,Slow esophagus: You are not a good candidate for a 270 degree wrap because of your esophageal dysmotility. The wrap may improve or "cure" your GERd but you are at increased risk of dysphagia. Improving the function of your esophagus needs to be addressed in order for you to have good functional result from antireflux surgery. ...Read more

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How long does take for untreated GERD to cause barrets esophagus ?

Chemical burn: Reflux, chemically burns the lining mucosa of the esophagus.......which is not acid resistant. Recurrent and prolonged process changes this epithelium to abnormal.....Barret's ...Read more

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I am 24.I have total dysmotility of esophagus, severe GERD,LES=3mmhg & Aerofagia.Its been 2y.IPP, procinetic,diet not helping.Any treatment solution?

I am 24.I have total dysmotility of esophagus, severe GERD,LES=3mmhg & Aerofagia.Its been 2y.IPP, procinetic,diet not helping.Any treatment solution?

GERD: ...can at times be very difficult to treat. If you have been on a PPI and a prokinetic agent, and obviously have had tests done, then you must be seeing a gastroenterologist. It is possible you need a higher dose or different medication. In some cases, even surgery is necessary for GERD. I would return to your G.I. doctor to see what the next step is in treatment and/or evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have dysmotility of esophagus and GERD 3mmhg (scleroderma). Will be posibble to do fundoplication in the future if my esophagus will be ok? Thanks

Not indicated: Esophageal dysmotility is usually a strong contraindication for consideration of fundoplication surgery, as that surgery may cause worsening symptoms or an obstruction. ...Read more

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Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Sometimes: In most cases no. Occasionally a condition called barretts esophagus can occur and this can ultimately lead to cancer. This occurrs in an unpredictable fashion but is most commonly seen in middle aged caucasion males. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more