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Old 07-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Gastroscopy(?) to find Barrett's doctor said

Excuse my english, but i visited my doctor and we agreed upon seeing if i have Barretts or not, but to my suprise he said that i should have a gastroscopy to look for it.

I then said, isn't it a Endoscopy and he said "No", and i couldn't really argue with him because i trust him as my doctor. What do you say about this? May they find Barretts if i have it on a Gastroscopy?

Also one second question if someone like to answer it.
May for example Omeprazol help create Barretts ( if i don't have it that is ), i'm sure i read it somewhere. We discussed if i wanted an operation or to be heavy medicated for the rest of my life, but i said to my doctor that Omeprazol doesn't help me, but will an operation help we if Omeprazol doesn't?

I have no heartburn, just cough and vomit attacks, all day long on bad days.

Thank you so much for your time! I really mean that.

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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Re: Gastroscopy(?) to find Barrett's doctor said

Gastroscopy is another word for upper endoscopy. They will stick a thin tube into your mouth and look at your stomach and esophagus.

Usually drugs like Omeprazole help to reduce or cure damage to the esophagus, but they don't work for everyone. You may do better on a different drug, or you may need surgery.

See what the scope finds.

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