Yes, planning on getting surgery at some point in the near future.
Your MD will be able to tell from the tests exactly what is going on. The Upper Endoscopy is important, especially when they take teeny biopsies of tissue and test for h.plylori, celiac sprue and any dysplasia in the GE junction (LES).
You should also have a HiRes Motility Study to determine pressures of the UES and LES and esophageal movement (peristalsis) off PPI meds - this is very important. Same for the 24 Hr Ph/Impendence testing.
No, I don't have burning in my stomach while on PPI, but a scratchy throat at times which (in my opinion) is being caused by reflux very or on the UES, feeling that something is in my thoat (globus.)
Hope this helps!
After going though 24 hr ph/Impedence and motility testing it was proved that I do indeed have acid reflux.
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