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Old 07-10-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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DX Barrett's Esphagus

I have a family member just diagnosed. She had an infection from the esphagus through to and through the colon and was given IV antibiotics until it cleared up. Now that she feels fine (still on Protonix, diet restrictions, etc) a polyp was removed from the dueodom and the cells around it showed displagia. A repeat endoscopy is being done to recheck the area and take more biopsies but not for 7 weeks.

Does anyone with this condition know what the treatments are and how quickly something more than just taking medications should be tried? Is this considered an emergency? Thanks for your help.

 
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Re: DX Barrett's Esphagus

Barrett's esophagus is generally not considered an emergency. It should be treated, because it could over the course of years turn to cancer or esophageal strictures, but that's not something that's going to happen overnight, and most people with Barrett's never develop those complications.

See what happens with the medications. There are also diet and lifestyle changes that should be tried. The focus is on controlling symptoms and letting the esophagus heal. It typically takes a couple months for a drug like Protonix to produce healing in the GI tract, which is presumably why they want a follow-up endoscopy in 7 weeks.

Best of luck to your relative!

 
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Re: DX Barrett's Esphagus

Thank you for your response and information.

 
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