Just had gastroscopy and advised I may have Barretts

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I have recently had a Gastroscopy and I have been advised I may have Barretts. A number of biopsy's have been taken. I can't stop thinking about what the results will be, I'm 35 years of age and feel worried.

My report reads:

Site a: lower esophagus

Specimens 4x biopsy at 33cm

Site b: lower esophagus

Specimens: 4x biopsy at 35cm

Site c: lower esophagus

Barretts epithelium, Prague C5M5.

Hiatus hernia: sliding at length 2cm.

Specimens: 4x biopsy at 37cm


Esophagus. Barretts mucosa and hiatus hernia.

Stomach. Normal

Duodenum. Normal

If anyone can explain further in to the report above o would be really greatful, I understand until I get the biopsy results back nothing can be clear.

If anyone can also provide any advice in regards to foods, diets moving forward. I need to add that I've never really knowingly suffered from acid reflux, but have suffered heart burn / indigestion on and off over the years in which I just thought was like everyone else. I've never smoked.

Thanks so much in advance for any advice and pointers moving forward.


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  • Posted

    Hi james, i have barretts and hiatus hernia i was gutted when i found out, but just need to change your diet if you have either or both. If you look uo on internet Foods To Avoid with Batretts and also Hiatus Hernia u can start straight away. Dont worry there are quite a few people with it, even if you do have Barretts u will be monitored but changing your diet can improve the conditions. Hope this helps, 



    • Posted

      Hi Dawn,

      Thanks for your advice. I've looked a lot of things up, and I've already began to make changes. Can I ask what medication your on?

      The hospital just said until I get my results try and start a stomach tablet to reduce the acid in my stomach. I've began some that my mum gets prescribed.

      It definitely is a lifestyle change, again I don't smoke, I'm probably 1.5 stone overweight, so I'm going to loose that, and I love spicy foods, so all that's gone too..... unfortunately.

      In regards to evening meals the only things I can see are either chicken, pasta, jacket potato, or Tuna, any other suggestions would be helpful.

      Thanks again,

    • Posted

      HI james, i was on lansoprazole 30mg but now on esomeprazole 40mg as lansoprazole didnt work for me. U can use herbs to make foods taste better. If u like spaghetti bolognese, try using a tin on carrots and blend them to a pulp and add an oxo cube, couple splashes worcestershire sauce and couple splashes of soy sauce, its really nice. I used to love spicy food too. I mainly eat chicken, pork and fish u just need to experiment with everything, i dont drink tea anymore i drink hot water which sounds disgusting but u get used to it.. 



    • Posted

      Thanks for your help Dawn.

      This all came about through me having a routine camera as I had gallstones. Had my gallbladder out on Monday, so just recovering now.

      Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated. 👍

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