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poppy cat
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   Posted 11/19/2013 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I had nissen fundo last December and started to have problems again in April. I had a gastroscopy yesterday when the doctor told me I have barretts, and the report says "however the "oblique pattern" of the gastric folders not seen" and also "the typical post surgery pattern was not seen. No recurrent hiatus hernia."

Can anyone please explain what this means. I asked the nurse when I read the report and she didn't know and just sent me home with a leaflet on barretts, and im worrying myself stupid over this.

StephanieJean
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   Posted 11/19/2013 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
You should never leave the office without a proper explanation. Im sorry this happened to you.
Do you think you can call the office back and ask for a better explanation?

Elle Jay
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   Posted 11/19/2013 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
We can all guess at what it means but only your doctor can properly explain what his report meant. I would make a follow up to discuss it soon.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 11/19/2013 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree, follow up with your doctor
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Teacherman
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   Posted 11/19/2013 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Were you on ppi's before you found out you had Barrett's? Did they scope you before you had the nissen?

Teacherman
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   Posted 11/19/2013 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Try john hopkins discussion board. Barrett's and wessexbarretts.com
This site is wonderful as well but you have more people with Barrett's there.

poppy cat
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   Posted 11/19/2013 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried all different types of ppis for the first year but nothing stopped the heartburn and that's why I had the fundo about a year ago. Not taken anything for the last 2 years.

I started getting chest pain and what felt like movements and breath interruption when lying down about 3 months after the op and its taken 7 months to see the surgeon again (nhs waiting time) so I am surprised to be diagnosed with barretts after having fundo which I thought was supposed to stop acid leaking, that's why I wanted to know what the oblique pattern thing meant, because it will probably be awhile before I get another appointment, ive got a barium next week.

I'm upset because I feel the fundo didn't work for me and the acid has caused further damage cry

Thankyou everyone for your advice xx

opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/21/2013 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
poppy cat

Since "the typical post surgery pattern was not seen."...looks like your wrap may have come undone. The area of the wrap looks different than someone without a wrap.

I have had Barretts over 8 years and it has not changed at all. It is also possible it was there before your surgery and they just didn't biopsy that area. It's not always visible on the surface.

Tale care,
Bill
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