what are Barrett's esophagus symptoms and treatment options?

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Hi ... for years i have been diagnosed with gastritis.since 2007, and later HIDA scan with non functioning gallbladder in 2011.I did not remove my gall bladder. Last year i did my 3rd endoscopy and found that i have barretts esophagus confirmed by biopsy with non dyspepsia and also got multiple gallstones formed. Gastro doctor  is advising to take PPI for life time and it creates lot of side effects.

I have a severe bloating,burping  and indigestion with occasional acid reflux during night time. I really like to know if bloating,burping and indigestion is a symptoms of Barrets esophagus or Gastritis or its something to do with my gallbladder.Bcoz my surgeon wants to remove the gallbladder to see if the problem of bloating/burping will resolve,however i dont have severe pain . My main concern is the extreme bloating and burping after meals. What symptoms do you suffer with Barrets esophagus  ?

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    Hi there

    I have also been diagnosed with Barretts.  I take PPIs (Nexium).  I get a lot of bloating, burping and indigestion after my meals.  I think it is a side effect of the PPIs or maybe it is a symptom of Barretts.  But my gallbladder is fine so maybe something to check with your doc before you remove your gallbladder.  I think it is  a bit silly of the doc to suggest removing your gallbladder to see if your bloating and burping stops.  what if it doesn't stop - will he then replace your gallbladder?  PPIs give you bloating because it stops the acid production and so your food sits around in your stomach a little longer as the acid (which is not being produced by your stomach) actually aids digestion and moving of the food from your stomach.  Hope this helps.

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      I even stopped PPi for a year, but still this bloating and burping never stops. In addition to that I get severe dizziness and brain frog when my stomach gets bloated and very difficult to work in office environment.But doctors say only removing the gb will come to know which is causing it. So really confused.I'm only 37 years old male.

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    I to have BE and now Hiatal hernia  and generally feel pressure just above breast bone into chest  and gnawing ache just below in stomach. Doc advised I have gastritis because of slow emptying stomach.

    Gallbladder taken out in 1997 so looking at pancreas bile ducts blockage causing backup.

    No indigestion or reflux but have belching so I'm still very confused. Best wishes in finding the answers

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      Got more great news last week after Barium Swallow radiologist exam I also have Hiatial Hernia 

      Explains occasional choking

      maybe chest rib pressure after meals 

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    I also have severe bloating, burping and indigestion like feeling of trapped wind in my chest . I was told I have gastritis, esophagitis and barrets. I was taken off PPI after 3 months (endoscopy showed barretts had reduced to negligible) so all these symptoms are not related to ppi (at least in my case) the gastroenterologist said barretts doesn't have any symptoms but GERD does. 

    ?I would go for 2nd opinion before removing gall bladder /

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      my GP says removing will help and the 2 surgeon says the same thing, but last 4 weeks which i have the fullness feeling till my throat. so i feel something is backing up. before going for sleep i can't lay down .. i need to get relieved by burping atleast 50 times to get relieved from the gas, other wise i'm not able to lay down for sleep. Also i have started getting  pulling feeling  on my right side rib gallbladder area. So i'm not sure its the GERD or the gallbladder is causing the GERD.

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