Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

Yes. It may show signs of inflammation caused by the acid reflux (oesophagitis or stomach for example). A normal upper endoscopy doesn't exclude acid reflux it just indicates that there are no associated serious complications or underlying conditions causing or perpetuating it. For specific advice on whether the test is right for you, you could discuss further with the doctor who ordered it.
Endoscopy. Yes it really can. You can see irritation and even see the stomach acid come up.

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I was diagnosed with acid reflux and have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40Mg twice daily. Would an upper endoscopy show whether the drug is still working?

GERD. If your symptoms are resolved, it means it is working. If you still have symptoms of heart burn , epiphany tic pain, then you need upper endoscopy to rule out any other condition. Read more...

I have a question about Prilosec and a upper endoscopy. If I take Prilosec and it stops my acid reflux, would I need to have a upper endoscopy since it might show no acid reflux damage. Other tests?

Good question. If your reflux has been long standing and you also have abdominal pain an endoscopy study is warranted to rule out tissue changes in your lower esophagus and to be sure you are not dealing with a cancer problem. Prilosec (omperazole) is a very good medication but it may also be covering up more than reflux discomfort. Read more...
Yes, to make. Sure you do not have any cancer or pre-cancerous lesions. Some doctors believe that ppi's such as Prilosec actually increases incidence of certain type of esophageal cancer called adeno carcinoma. You should follow your doctor's advice. Read more...

Is barretts esophagus something I should worry about? Had an upper endoscopy done last month bioposy came back with unknown type of cells the path. Himself had never seen them before so they telling me I probably have barretts I've been on a acid reflux d

Hello. . Hello. It should be monitored. Patients with barrett's esophagus and dysplasia, have an increased risk of esophageal cancer.. Read more...
Agree . Agree with dr. Fowler that it should be monitored. However, there are endoscopic treatments for barrett's particularly with dysplasia such as radiofrequency ablation or barrx. You can also get better control of your reflux with surgery. Consider seeking a third opinion. Read more...

Doctors think ive got acid reflux. What are the alternatives for upper endoscopy? Somethings going off with my stomach but no one nos what

PH test. The most sensitive way to look into acid reflux is to undergo a pH study. This will tell you if you have acid reflux or not. An endoscopy is less likely to tell but it is important since it looks for damage to the esophagus. Read more...
Mastic Gum. H. pylori is a spirochete that is often responsible for GERD, ulcers, and stomach cancer. I recommend Mastic Gum, 1,000 mg per day for several weeks to eradicate H. pylori. Mastic is available in a health food store or on-line. Read more...