Upper Gi - not sure what to believe

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I had the upper Gi last Week, Prior to that, I was convinced I had cancer of the gullett-- food getting stuck, low iron levels, etc.

The report given to me states

Site A

Grade A Oesophagitis with mucosal breaks - 5mm

Hiatus hernia – sliding.

Site B

Gastritis – mild erythematous / exudative – no bleeding

Specimens: Urease test for H Pylori ( CLO test)


The written report mentions no biopsies taken of the gullet, only Grade A Oesophagitis is mentioned, I don’t recall him taking any biopsies here as I think I would have felt it. The only one I felt was in the stomach for the H Pylori. i have been told to go to GP in 5 days to see if I have this infection. The Gastroloogist who did the scope has not asked me to see him again.

if he saw something of real concern in the gullet, would he have told me or surely something would have been noted on the report, pending further analysis but no mention of any biopsies / concerns here. But apart from the H Pylori test, Im expecting nothing unless they are hiding bad news.

I should be more trusting of the profession but it has been difficult lately. All he said was the Gullett looked reassuring !!!!> Still the scope was hassle free.

Any thoughts would be welcomed.

Take care, have a good day.Thanks for reading

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    I think if I were you I would ask for a double appointment when you see your GP so that you can go through your report and ask all the questions that are worrying you. Anxiety can be responsible for all sorts of alarming symptoms.


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    Hi Tony be sure and see your GP for the results as if you have the H pylori infection you will need a course of antibiotics called triple therapy basically a combination of 3. If your gasterentologist had seen anything at all suspicious in the gullet or anywhere else they would have told you, and also biopsied the area. I say this as a Nurse who frequently sees patients in endoscopy. Oesophagitis can be really nasty and produce unpleasant symptoms.  See what the results bring and if you're not happy insist on a second opinion. Good luck.

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