Barrett's Esophagus

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Barrett's Esophagus

by robmac44 on Thu Nov 08, 2018 03:10 PM

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I am a 74 year old male, recently diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus. However....I have NO history of acid reflux/GERD, and NONE of the awful symptoms associated with BE. Is there anyone else out there that relates to my particular issue? Thanks....

RE: Barrett's Esophagus

by Fnixon on Thu Nov 08, 2018 07:10 PM

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I was diagnosed with EC just above the junction in 2014. While waiting for the outcome of my first biopsy, I was told that for sure I had Barretts. Barretts is a condition that is thought to be precancerous and will eventually become cancerous. They usually have local procedures to treat Barretts.

RE: Barrett's Esophagus

by Ns347 on Mon Nov 12, 2018 04:59 AM

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Make sure you get a proper diagnosis of Barrett's. I would recommend a major academic medical center that focuses on gastroenterology. Depending on where you are, I can recommend some.

I was diagnosed with Barrett's at 26 and it was a very stressful moment in my life. I sought out a 2nd opinion and they told me I was misdiagnosed and don't have Barrett's.

That being said, Barrett's is a disease that requires vigilant followup to ensure it does not progress to EC. Please don't take it lightly even if you are not having the symptoms. Barrett's is treatable by burning the cells or freezing them, amongst other techniques. Talk to your doctor about it.

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