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Barrett's Esophagus: A Growing Complication of GERD

By January 7, 2013

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Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the esophagus changes so that some of its lining is replaced by a type of tissue similar to that normally found in the intestine. While there is a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus, less than 1% of patients with Barrett's esophagus will develop this cancer. While the odds of you developing esophageal cancer is low, it is still important that if you were diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus, you should have regular examinations to screen for precancerous and cancerous cells. Examinations can include an upper endoscopic exam and/or biopsy.

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January 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm
(1) JoAnne says:

What time interval is meant by “regular” examination if you have Barrett’s Syndrome? I have it and doctor say every 3 years is all I need. I hope that is correct.

January 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm
(2) Suzy says:

I am finally seeing a new GI dr the first week of February I need to find out what’s wrong with me. From an upper GI, the dr said I had a condition that the flap at the bottom of the esophogus wouldn’t open to let food pass into the stomach, and the more I put down there, like even water, it’s horrid. Believe it or not, the GI doctor never mentioned GERD, yet my primary doc is saying I prob. have it. However, besides that I have another condition called Gastritis in my stomach. The pain is horrible when it happens and the triggers are spicy food, of course, aspirin, it kills my stomach, go a long time without eating, coffee and of course cigarettes, but I quit this past year June 4, 2012. Yay.

January 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm
(3) charity says:

my doctor did not actually explain the result of my examination. And, the last time i visit th doctor again was last August – since she gave me lots medications to take in which I don’t feel ease. Should I come to visit her again?yes, I still feel something on my stomach.

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