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  • Barretts oesophagus

    Hi, just had colonoscopy. The endoscopic diagnosis was Barrett's oesophagus-potential microsegment. Does anyone know what this means. I'm waiting to speak with my consultant to find out more. Just a bit worried, as you do...

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  • Ulcers

    i have Barretts and after an endoscopy i was told I had superficial ulcers there was no one to ask any questions so i,m left not understanding what this means can anyone explain what this means

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  • Fundoplication and Hiatus hernia repair

    I had the fudoplication surgery in September 2014 because I did not want to take Omeprazole for the rest of my life. The operation was a great success until September last year. I developed a very nasty cough with flu like symptoms, my doctor said it was a cold and there was nothing he could do so gave...

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  • Focal intestinal metaplasia in the stomach

    I recently had an endoscopy done and was told I have reflux, mild to moderate chronic gastritis and focal intestinal metaplasia in the stomach. I researched intestinal metaplasia and was devastated in reading the relation to cancer. I'm only 35 with a young family. The doctors told me my risk is...

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  • A natural way of dealing with Barretts esophagus?

    Hello all,quite recently I realised that my treatment for Barretts did not appear to be working very well I am taking 40mg Lansoprazole twice per day for the usual symptoms,reflux,distension,discomfort in throat etc. I was diagnosed last June with Barretts,hiatus hernia and reflux after undergoing an...

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  • Blood in my saliva

    I was diagnosed with barretts Oesophagus about a year and a half ago following an endoscopy.  Immediately after my endoscopy I got severe heartburn.  i had never had a day of it prior to the endoscopy.  Since then i have taken 40 mgs of Esomeprazole a day and I am not having any heartburn...

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  • Meds stopped working

    I have non dysplasia Barratts, for some years now but first Lansaprazole stopped working and now Omeprazole. I have just switched this morning to Esomeprazole so keeping my fingers crossed. Up most of last night with what I think was heartburn, intermittent sharp pain from breastbone right through back...

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  • Just diagnosed at 37

    I had an upper endo last Thursday, my gastro detected a small salmon discoloration and believes I may have Barrett’s. He took a biopsy to confirm but I haven’t received the results. Presuming it’s Barrett’s, do most Barrett’s patient have at least some Dysplasia initially? If so what is the general treatement?...

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  • Help post

    is anyone here, who can tell me the name of a best gastroenterologist of India???? its very urgent.

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  • Fobbed off and made to feel like a waste of their time

    Background: hubby was eating well but losing weight unexpectedly so sent for bloods, MRI, xrays and gastroendoscopy. MRI, bloods and xray came back with nothing. Since the endoscopy(5th DEc 17) when he was diagnosed with Barrett's and a hiatus hernia, he has had no appetite, what little food he...

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  • lansoprazole causing wind

    Since taking lansoprazole I,ve had a lot of wind if I take gaviscon it seems to make it worse it gets very uncomfortable does anybody  else suffer this I try to be very careful what I eat and I didn't have this before I started the tablets any suggestions will be gratefully received 

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  • Recently diagnosed and feeling alone

    Hi,  I'm a 23 year old female that was recently diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus.  I'm so confused as to how I could have this when the usual age frame is 50+?  The more I read up on it, the more terrified I feel.  Are there any other young people suffering from this?...

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  • Nodules

    I was diagnosed with small patch of Barrett’s 7 years ago. Been taking Prilosec ever since. Just had another endoscopy yesterday. Doc told my spouse (while I was still under sedation) that he found two nodules but not concerned about these and to get another endo in 3 years. Other than that appeared...

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  • Hospital letter

    i.ve received a letter from the hospital telling me my oesphagus is very inflamed I was told at my endoscopy I had Barretts but this letter doesn't mention it I.m confused does inflammation mean  I have Barretts or not does anyone know ?

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  • Worried, Frustrated & Angry at lack of care / communication

    Hubby was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and Barretts disease 6 weeks ago and we still do not have biopsy results despite frequent requests to the GP (who say they will take up to 8 wks) and the hospital, were we have left dozens of answer msgs. 3 visits to GP and A&E and we are still none the wiser,...

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  • Diagnosed today

    I'm brand new to this forum and was diagnosed with this, a hiatal hernia, and acid reflux. They are doing biopsies and they should come back in a few days. I'm wondering what to expect and what lifestyle changes I should make. I would appreciate any advice.

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  • Felt nauseated and sick

    I've felt nauseated and sick for two days and pain from where my actual stomach is located. I was invited to dinner yesterday and they had lasagna. I was debating trying to eat any of it. I did try a little piece and just tried to eat around the sauce. I had acid last night which now scares the crap...

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  • Fundoplication and hiatus hernia repair

    Hello there! I was on this site a lot prior to my operation and did promise I would update people on my experience, I have however been extremely busy due to personal circumstances, but finally here goes; I had my operation at the end of October 2015, when I woke from the anesthesia I was in a lot...

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  • Feeling fed up

    i was diagnosed two weeks ago with Barretts and an ulcer I was prescribed oresazpole and was ok for the first two days but then started to feel sick and jittery all the time I went to the doctor who changed it to lansopzole the last two nights when I.ve gone to bed I,ve had a horrible heaviness in my...

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  • Pain after EMR for Barretts

    Hi. My husband was diagnosed with Barretts about 5 yrs ago. And just recently had an esophageal mucosal resection for adenocarcinoma. We're waiting on pathology to come back with results this week but it's been a week and a half and he's had constant pain, like swallowing shards of glass,...

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  • Bile

    I have a wedge pillow, & do things I can to prevent this night 'bile' from coming up, but once in awhile I get hit w/it even on my omeprazole. Can anyone tell me when it happens to you, how do you get rid of the burning, that terrible taste etc? We all know water just makes it more devastating....

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  • Very helpful information.

    It was very helpful for me to read this article. I am having these same issues. I have IBS and sometimes there is blood in my stool, which scared me. So, I went to my doctor and requested a colonoscopy which I received BUT they also took a camera down my throat. I had just got over ( or so I thought)...

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  • Long term use of PPI's

    I have been on Omeprazole 20mg twice a day for at least 5 years and have some concern about the known serious side effects eg bone thinning, kidney problems etc. I appreciate this is in a small number of patients but has anybody had problems with taking PPI's for a prolonged period and if so have...

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  • Loss of appetite

    Hubby has been diagnosed with hiatus hernia and Barretts 2 weeks ago after an endoscopy and we are waiting for biopsy results at the moment. His appetite is non existent and all he managed yesterday was a yoghurt and half a bowl of soup, When I mentioned his poor appetite to the practice nurse she just...

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  • Newbie do need advice

    Hi, I’m 43 and have had chest and back pain for years which the DRs have all said is just anxiety. After really pushing to get an examination I’ve just had a gastroscopy and been told I’ve got a sliding hiatus hernia (3cm), Barrett’s at 1cm, and a weak lower oesophageal sphincter. I’m not on any medication...

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  • Barrett's Oesophagus

    Good afternoon ,             Hope all is well . My father was just diagnosed yesterday with Barret's Oesophagus. I am very scared as I don't want this to turn into cancer . He eats unhealthy , smokes and drinks . We know that all has to change...

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  • Barretts with only throbbing pain

    I was diagnosed with Barretts over a year ago and was told I needed surgery But found out 6 months ago My 27 year old daughter had cancer so I had to put off doing anything I am currently having severe pain and shaking but no burning I read on several websites sometimes that can happen Usually it eventually...

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  • Low grade dysplasia

    Hi I am a 47 year d female and I have had Barrett’s for over 19 years. No issues so far but now they have found dysplasia and I am worried sick. I don’t wNt to wait for it to progress , I want it removed. Has anyone got any experience with this? I

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  • New Diagnosis of Barrets with no Dysplasia

    Just found out today. Suffered with gerd for years. Ate chalk and Zantac in those years. I'm  a 45 year old male. My barrets has no dysplasia . I was wondering what most of you take in milligrams of Prilosec and how many times per day. Also has anyone seen a difference from Prilosec vs generic....

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  • scared

    Just found out I have barrette with high grade dysplasia and sending me to a specialist to radioactively removed cells.

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  • Taking lanzaprazole

    I’ve struggled with this drug with headaches and nausea. I also take b blockers. Does anyone else get these affects.  I am taking the  drug after endoscopy which suggested v early Barrett cells. I’ve got the loose muscle from oesophagus to stomach but never taking lanzaprazole again! Is it...

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