Barrett oesophagus biopsy

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Hi. Iam newly diagnosed Barretts but had hiatus hernia for 10 years.

I live in constant discomfort and often pain even with 40mg pantoprazole twice daily.

Has anyone had pain after a biopsy? Thx Ang

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    Hello, I was diagnosed with Barretts following an endoscopy in 2015, I had biopsies taken. I had a further endoscopy in 2017 which showed the Barretts had not increased in size and again biopsies were taken that showed no cancerous cells present. I was also diagnosed this time with a hiatus hernia which I guessed I had.

    Initially I was on Pantoprazole 40mg twice a day but with the specialist advice this was reduced to 40mg once a day. I also have IBS (not severe) which I have had since I was 17, I'm now 60.

    For me the pain and discomfort from Barratts has not got worse, I do have spells when it was very uncomfortable especially with the reflux / belching and associated pains. But this eventually clears. If I am careful with what I eat and the amount and times of the day I can get through it ok. I have had to stop fried or spicy foods, no alcohol, very limited caffeine, no orange or lime (citrus) and no chocolate. There are plenty of other options so it is not too much of a struggle. I find the IBS more of a problem.

    I hope you find a solution that works for you and your Barretts settles down. 


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    I was also diagnosed with Barrett’s in 2015. After the firs biopsies I was in a lot of pain and started bleeding down below.  I went to the A & E and was admitted to hospital.  I was in for three days before the bleeding stopped.  I was on Warfarin but wasn’t on any medication for Acid Reflux. I think you should go back to either your GP or the Consultant re the pain. 


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    I'm right there with you My doc did do a biopsy and found no cancer However I have to have biopsy's He says I need the surgery to repair the hernia and get rid of some of the burned flesh It's hard to breathe and walk down my hall I take the med But it really does not work I have Tums ext to me at all times I wish you luck Any questions Let me know

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