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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
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
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
I was diagnosed with barrets disease about three years ago. As a result I am on 40mg Nexium 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
Based on my esophageal picture.. What grade of errosive esophagitus do I have? Us it barrets? Help. I'm worried. Can barrets be cured?
LA Grading Class?: "Los Angeles classification" system of GERD is by far the most widely used system to describe the endoscopic appearance of reflux esophagitis and grade its severity. Your picture is not accessible thru this forum, but the attached link may help you determine how your disease stacks up against this widely used measure: http://www.video-endoscopy.com/article/S2212-0971(13)70046-3/abstract ...Read more