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    Old 03-27-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Upper endo results - what do you think?

    Hi everyone ~

    So I'll try to make this short, but I would love to hear your thoughts on whether or not I should be concerned, from your unfortunate experiences. I was diagnosed with Barrett's and grade 2 esophagitis during an endoscopy and biopsy last year (6/11) with no dysplasia. Follow-up endoscopy was supposed to occur , per routine, to determine any progression. In the meantime I have significantly changed my diet and have been taking my medications regularly.

    Went to see my GI doc after discovering that I was pretty iron-deficient anemic (9.6) and various other symptoms (lost 10lbs in a month), distention, extreme fatigue (where I was falling asleep during routine activities, like driving!), etc. So he moved up my annual endo to the first available appt. Saw him on Friday 3/23, and had endo Monday 3/26.

    During the endoscopy, except for the esophagitis going from grade 2 to grade 1, that was the only progress. There were new issues too: erosive hemorrhagic gastritis observed in 4 areas of my stomach (which he said could be contributing to the anemia but he wasn't 100% certain), and one grayish nodule isolated from the erosion, off on it's own. He removed the nodule and ended up taking nine biopsies - 5 from my stomach, including the nodule, and 4 from my esophagus for the Barrett's follow up. While he said he didn't notice any "cancer," he did order a follow-up abdominal and pelvic CT scan and ultrasound for next week.

    Of course I have to wait a gazillion years for any of the results - including the labs to check on the anemia and determine whether the iron supplements are working, and the biopsies. In the meantime I am surprised by these results. Any advice as to whether I should be concerned? I'm mostly concerned about this isolated, grayish-colored nodule. I've read that it could be the result of the inflammation. But wouldn't it be near the eroded areas rather than completely isolated?

    Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts.

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