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Intestinal Metaplasia & Chronic Moderate Gastritis

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Old 05-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Intestinal Metaplasia & Chronic Moderate Gastritis

Hi All,
I just had an Endoscopy and I was not expecting the results that accompanied the pathology report. My doc said, "I don't want to alarm you, but the results showed you have a pre-cancerous condition called "Intestinal Metaplasia". Don't worry about it, (yeah right), and I will biopsy the area again in a year". Has anyone else had this condition? I also have chronic moderate gastritis. My doc told me that just about everyone else who has Endoscopy exams have gastritis.

Has anybody had their doc tell that to them? I thought also that 1 year seems to be a long time to biopsy the area again. I thought maybe 6 months at the most. I am trying not to worry but a pre-cancerous condition doesn't exactly assure me that nothing is going on here. I am taking Protonix 40mg twice a day to kill the acid in my stomach also. The original problem I was having was severe pain about an hour after a meal drinking a protein shake. The doc said I am experiencing esophageal spasms.

Any info appreciated!


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