im wondering ifthe lack of biopsies was due to the test being an "upper" edoscopy
i hear frequently of biopsies taken at or near the z-line (down hear th lowert esophageal sphincter) but have neve hear of routine biopsies near the top
just the same i agree with y9u..id want to know more
i would push
im a cash patient myself...insurance hasnt paid a dime of my procedures in the last year and ive spent a bundle
that should put us in a stronger position to my way of thinking...cash should talk...its right now and up front
a week or two ago you said that your doc dissuaded you from an endoscopy becacuse of lack of insurance
that sems unprofessional to my way of thinking...if i understand you right
my suggestion, beg borrow or steal, endoscopy and the biopsy that traditionally goes along with it...very informative
in regards to the pain you indicate...yes pain...it can mean so many things and sometimes, few things, and sometimes psychosomatic things... the GI tract has a mind of its own...i just dont know how to relate pain to the underlying problem any more, cause i live with so much pain one would think i should be dead by now...
im NOT THE ONE to make sense of what pain may indicate, cause my judgement is really messed up on this account
i just keep on keep on "keepin-it-on"