Way back in 1997 was disagnosed with Baretts as had severe heartburn, also had gallbladder out as that was diseased. Another gastrocopy in 2004, and in 2008 still showed a small amount of Barretts. Continued to have severe heartburn and was on Zantac and gaviscon.
Symptons became worse last year and starting coughing which caused me to throw up/vomit at night. Pain in abdomen. Horrible taste in mouth. GP gave me omeprazole. Still having problems so eventually referred to Consultant who sent me for another gastroscopy which I had last week. Said he would see me again if anything major otherwise refer me back to GP.
The Doctor who did this could find no trace of Barretts but reported copious reflux, medium hiatus hernia and evidence of bile reflux in stomach.
Had to see my GP the other day for something else so showed him report [hav no idea when I will hear from Consultant or when GP will get his own copy!] and he was concerned that Barretts did not show up as he said the scarring never completely went so has sent a memo to Consultant and Dr who did scope querying this.
He has also increased omaprazole.
So am now waiting to see what happens next as all I have read up does not indicate barretts disappears and also wondering why should have bile reflux.
Incidentaly the Doctor showed me photo of hiatus hernia - raher sureal seeing picture of a red crater!
Post Edited (cairnlover) : 5/22/2013 2:18:28 AM (GMT-6)