For years my husband has been having issues with acid reflux and heartburn. I've been nagging him to have it checked out but he's stubborn and hates doctors. So in the past year it got to the point where if he ate anything it would get stuck mid chest and he would end up vomiting. I finally convinced him to see the family dr who put him on 40 mgs of Omperzole (which has helped tremendously - no more vomiting) and she referred him over to my GI.
But now the GI has me a bit nervous because he told us that my hubby is a prime candidate for esophageal cancer - years of uncontrolled acid reflux, middle aged, a smoker and social drinker. So tomorrow he is scheduled for an EGD.
Can anyone please tell me their experiences with an EGD and/or what was found? If its not cancer, what else could be causing him to vomit like that.
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