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I wonder if anyone could offer some advice as I am getting quite worried (probably excessively) about my 21 year old son's investigations? Since last November he's been complaining about it being difficult swallowing food and since July this year it got worse to the point where he was drinking 2-3 glasses of water with his food to be able to swallow the food.
After going to his dr a few times, he yesterday went for an endoscopy. The endoscopist said everything looked normal apart from some inflammation of the oesophagus about 30cm in (his notes on the patient copy of the report says 'At approximately 30cm into the osephagus I noted resistance. The area was narrower and inflammed. Unable to traverse as patient found it uncomfortable. Biopsies taken and procedure terminated'. He said the inflammation was most likely from stomach acid coming back up and prescribed my son omeprazole for 8 weeks and then for him to have the endoscopy repeated.
The endoscopist doctor has rung today to say that he showed my sons results to another specialist in endoscopy at the hospital who has suggested a CT scan which my son has to go for.
Is this just the hospital being thorough with the CT scan as the endoscopy was terminated at 30cm or is the CT scan because they may feel that the inflammation may be due to malignancy?
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