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Barretts disease
May 17, 2005
... Hi Salam...I wanted to post here so you would be sure and read this. My husband had the surgery you are talking about 3 weeks ago...it is called an esophagectomy. Please do not have the surgery and get yourself another doctor. Yours sounds like a quack. There is no reason to take out your esophagus when there are no changes plus no sign of cancer. My husband is 36 and it was... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
Apr 11, 2005
... I have been told that I have Barretts Disease, I had bad heart burn for about five years and I used to choke on food it would not go down. ... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
May 17, 2005
... My husband is 36 and had an esophagectomy 3 weeks ago. He did have cancer. We are going back to the hospital in the morning due to complications. He had the surgery Salam was talking about where they take out your esophagus and pull your stomach up and use it as your espohagus. It was not fun...in the hospital 2 weeks....going back for more! (22 replies)

Barretts disease
Apr 15, 2005
... I also tend to think there are countless GERD patients out there who also have Barretts and should be treated more agressively, but they'll never know it because doctors don't think it's worth doing the test. ... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
Apr 13, 2005
... d go with the frequent endoscopies, especially if the surgery is still an option should they discover any sinister cell changes. Has the doctor told you if your Barretts is very severe? ... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
Jan 22, 2001
... A friend of mine has been diagnosed with Barretts, has anyone heard of it? I've discovered that it starts with Reflux and generally gets worse. He has taken Tagamet but it hasn't got any better. I understand it can lead to stomach cancer. My friend is obviously very concerned about this. He has now been prescribed some tablets called PARIET, do you know anything about these?... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
Jun 18, 2006
... Hello. I was diagnosed with small-segment Barrett's in February and now I am freaking it will turn into cancer. I take Aciphex every day and I still burp but dont know if this is heartburn related?They didnt tell me much at all. I dont have dysplasia but I am still very worried. I was diagnosed with melanoma in Feb. also and had surgery, but I am only 31 yrs. old! I would just... (22 replies)
Non-acidic GERD
Nov 29, 2005
... Hi, I am new to this board (26 yrs old) and was hoping to receive some advice. For the past 6 years, after I eat, it seems like my food does not digest in a normal amount of time. I feel like it just sits in my stomach. Then, right after I eat, I feel like i need to burp a little and when i do, my chewed food comes back up into my mouth. However, it is not acidic at all. it... (5 replies)
Barretts disease
Jul 2, 2005
... Really worried as I was never told I had Barrets until I now have a lot of pain and going to have the scope in a week. I have a thickened esophagus which came to light with an MRI scan. Anyone ever had this and hopefully not cancer??? Annoyed Barrets was on my report after a scope over a year ago but just told to come back in 3 years with no mention of Barrets at all :(... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
May 18, 2005
... An esophagectomy is a major operation and with every major operation there are often complications. It also involves alot of life changes you have to make post surgery like some people can't ever lie flat on their back. There is a small chance that barett's can turn into EC. I would not jump the gun on this surgery with your current health problems. Take your PPI's faithfully... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
May 17, 2005
... Press for an endo...you have every right! It is your life we are talking about, if the doctor won't take care of you, find anther one that will! (22 replies)
Barretts disease
May 17, 2005
... Dear Salam, I hope you read this in time. DO NOT get the surgery. If you do not have cancer, do not get the surgery. My husband had it 3 weeks ago and it is called an esophagectomy. He is in fact going back to the hospital in the morning with complications. Go twice a year and have the scope done with the biopsies to keep a close eye on it though. You will have to have... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
Apr 15, 2005
... :wave: Hi Wintergarden. In response to your question about whether my GERD was serious or not, I have trouble answering you. The reason is, is that I was diagnosed with mild gastritis in 1987/88 and then went for years doing nothing about it. Seems like burping/refluxing were just the way things were for me, with occasional attacks of severe pain, chest pains, heartburn,... (22 replies)
Barretts disease
Apr 13, 2005
... Hi there Salem. Given your medical history, I think you're wise to wait and just have regular endos done. I developed Barrett's in 1999 when I was 37, but waited for 2 years to have the fundoplication. I had no other health factors to prevent having surgery, but I think in your case, your doctor should take a more conservative approach and just conduct surveillance on your... (22 replies)
Beyond aggrivated
Mar 12, 2005
... ael in Boston and scheduled an endoscopy. many biobsy's were taken and again came back to be in a "pre cancerosus stage" Discovered that I have Esophogitis and Barretts disease. ... (2 replies)
Barretts esophagus
Sep 27, 2004
... Barretts was a dirty word way back when but now the medical field says it is rare that it turns to esophagal cancer but it can later in years and it is a serious disease even if it doesn't progress to cancer. Anybody here an expert on living with this or rather keeping it stable? ... (13 replies)
... The upper endoscopy showed a mild sliding hiatal hernia and mild esophageal erosion with a schatzki ring, with no Barretts present. ... (7 replies)
... Thank u for your kind positive words. I am very glad u do not have Barretts and I will pray u never get it. Yes diet food and lifestyle changes required with gi disease is very very difficult especially when everyone around u eats normal and when u remember how good something was but u know how bad it really is for your body. ... (20 replies)
... I went to a very excellent Infectious disease specialist who said that the intestinal biopsy probably just missed the villi damage and to go gluten free. Which I have. ... (6 replies)
GERD and Surgery..
Aug 18, 2005
... This is the second post I have read where someone stated that their Barretts was gone. You can NEVER EVER get rid of Barretts! ... (14 replies)




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