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iamamy
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/11/2009 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.  I had a followup EDG today.  He removed a polyp two years ago and just wanted to make sure it had not returned.  I had it a 9:00 am. this morning, but I am still really feeling drugged.  I don't remember it taking this long to wear off last time.  But, my question is, he said he biopsied a couple of places in the stomach that looked inflamed...is that gastritis?  And secondly, he said I had a sliding hiatial hernia.  What exactly is that?  Thanks everyone for your answers.
 
Amy

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/11/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Amy -
That area could be gastritis. I think they almost always take some biopsies when they do an EGD. Not sure why though. The hiatal hernia is defect in the diaphragm where part of the stomach can move through. Most people have this to some degree from what my GI doc told me. I have had this repaired twice now, both times during a Nissen Fundoplication surgery.

Take care,
Bill

iamamy
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   Posted 6/11/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much Bill....How are you feeling?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/11/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Amy -
I am feeling better everyday, Thanks.

Take care,
Bill

dencha
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   Posted 6/13/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amy,
It's very common to take biopsies during endoscopies. Why not? They're in there...might as well check out what's happening! I've had them as well. The inflammation is very likely gastritis. I'm assuming you're on PPI's to control acid.
Hope you're feeling well!
Denise
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