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Barrets esophagus. Doc said he thinks pathologist over read b/c he sees no signs of it... Can it be reversed with nexium (esomeprazole)? He gave me 40mg 2xday

Possibly. High dose PPI's can prevent progression of Barrett's Esophagus to Cancer, and possibly reverse abnormal cellular changes in esophageal tissue. It is also possible that your GI i correct that Path over-read biopsy. Read more...

I have had Barrets esophagus for several years. I have been prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) which has helped, but I still cough alot with 'tickle in my throat'?

Alternate Voice. I am going to speak frankly. Why isn't your question: How do I fix my GERD? Eight years without finding the cause and eliminating it from your life is a very long time to just be treating the symptoms of GERD. Don't you think? Read more...

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...

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...

If severe GERD leads to Barrets. How about just GERD? What's the difference? Mine is a out 80% controlled with Nexium (esomeprazole). 49 yrs old, diagnosed GI series

Barrett's esophagus. Barrets esophagus is condition where esophagus lining is abnormal and can increase cancer in some persons depending on dysplasia ( change in type of cells). It can occur as complication from Gerd and needs close monitoring depending on type of Barrett's . In Gerd there is inflammatory changes in lining of esophagus caused by acid exposure. Various types depending on endoscopy appearance. Read more...

Diagnosed with GERD at 48 by upper GI series Minor symptoms most days with nexium (esomeprazole). What are my chances for Barrets or espophical cancer later in life?

OddsAbout6:1After10y. Barret's occurs in variable times after onset of GERD, but usually takes years. It is found in about 10-15% of people who are studied for GERD.People who have it are at a higher risk of cancer but it's still quite low (around .5%)These are just round numbers- and the time factor is unclear (from onset GERD to Barret's and from Barret's to cancer).Unless your GERD is really severe, I wouldn't worry. Read more...