Barrett's esophagus

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elcamino
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   Posted 12/3/2013 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. I have had GERD for more years than I care to count. Had an upper EGD today and was just diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus. Also had a very large polyp that was removed and sent off to the lab for diagnosis. Has anyone else had an esophagael polyp diagnosed with Barrett's? I understand that esophagael polyps are rare, and even more rare with Barrett's.

Any info would be helpful.

Elcamino

opnwhl4
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   Posted 12/4/2013 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Elcamino

Are taking PPIs? If you are they are known for causing polyps with long term use.

I have had Barretts for over 8 years and with my reflux surgery controlling the reflux mine hasn't advanced any. I now only have to get an EGD every 3 years vs every year.


Take care,
Bill
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elcamino
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   Posted 12/4/2013 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply.  Yes, I have been taking PPIs for over 10 years now--did not know they could cause polyps.
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