a small amount of Barrett's espogagus

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Joan M
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   Posted 2/21/2014 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I threw up one night and pretty much after than I kept belching.  Eventually it affected my breathing.  Well at this stage in my life, I did not rush to the doctor.  They got me in very fast for a scope.  Now I know this is a deadly cancer.   I hope the next scope will be ok.  Something else to think about.

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   Posted 2/21/2014 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
To clarify, Barrett's cells are NOT cancerous. In fact, there is a less than 1% chance that they will develop into cancer cells and that is only if the underlying cause goes untreated. Fix the problem causing the Barrett's cells and the Barrett's cells will disappear and normal esophageal tissue will return in its place.

I had out of control reflux that on my first endoscopy, showed I had a good sized 7cm ring of Barrett's cells very visible. Changing my prescription reduced it to 3cm a year later. I've since had the nissen Fundoplication procedure and am just about a year out and am hoping that my next scope shows they've disappeared.
Nissen Fundoplication April 30, 2013
Pain-Free, Reflux-Free, Sleeping on my back!

Joan M
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   Posted 2/22/2014 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have increased one medication and been taking another one at night for GERD. There is no more super-belching. They are making me wait a year before checking it. My doctor (gastro) and my other regular doctor both think I will be fine. Am trying to eat my big meal at lunch and a slighter meal at night.

Too many rules with this. I enjoy coffee in the morning but don't drink much soda.

Thank you for replying to my post. Am glad you are doing well.
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