Had my upper endoscopy yesterday afternoon. Finally got a good nights sleep from the happy drugs. I woke up three times and freaked the anesthesiologist out, she had to run for more happy drugs... But I REMEMBER NOTHING!!! I am a red head, and sometimes red heads require more to be put out and kept out.. As I said I was not aware I woke up and the test was easy for me.
The good news, No Hiatal Hernia!
Not so sure if there is bad news yet, but here is what it says: Multiple areas of ectopic gastric mucosa were found in the lower third of the esophagus. He biopsied them. ??? Not sure what these are, he said something about irritation?
Zline regular. (This ruled out hiatal hernia?)
Gastric mucosal abnormality characterized by erythema in the gastric fundus. Biopsied??
Multiple gastric polyps. Removed and Resected. He said normally benign and caused from the PPI use? THAT I WAS NOT AWARE OF AS A SIDE EFFECT?
Normal Antrum and duodenum.
I have to follow up with him in three weeks for biopsy results and to see if I am better after a few weeks of double PPI use. He also gave me a script for Reglan for nausea at bedtime. Again, WHY this drug? I had already told him I did not want to take that.
So I don't think I have an answer as to why my vocal cords are SO messed up. I don't know if my esophagus is starting to show Barrets either??? Is that the irritation he outlined and took pictures of?
Lastly does this mean I still have GERD and will just have to live with it as my only option. I don't know if all the polyps he took out were causing any of the increase in my symptoms.
Well today is my birthday, I still feel old. So I will just have to be patient! Not the strong suit of an anxious person....
Thanks for all you wonderful people and your insights. Does all this sound normal? Hugs Sue
Sue-Hypothyroid, hysterectomy, Abdominal Adhesion Pain, No female parts, no gallbladder, sinus Surgery. Please put a fork in me I have to be well done!