1. Linda Lewis Linda Lewis United States says:

    I just had an EGD and my surgeon told me he felt I had Barrett's esophagus.  The results are not yet in, but my stomach was all bloody (they took pictures).  I got my stomach stapled in 1991 and have the worst case of reflux our local radiologist had seen in over 30 years of testing.  Of course, I am concerned, but would love to know more.  Our local pathologist is a personal friend so he is going to review my tests and will have the results hopefully next week.  I have had stomach problems for over 18 years and have no fibers any longer from excessive throwing up from the stomach stapling.  I had the ring put on my esophagus and that is where the problems start.  Are you going to be doing clinical studies.  If so, I would love to see your results and maybe even be part of the testing.  I am 56 years old and otherwise healthy...so please keep me in mind.  Thank you, Linda Lewis, Administrative Director for the China Lake Surgery Center, in Ridgecrest, CA

    • dermot dermot Ireland says:

      Hello Linda, sorry to hear your having this reflux for so long, sounds like a case of medical neglience, if possible you should seek professional advice from the Hutchinson or Mayo centres, you could have some dysplasia 'lesions'. The Mayo is leading a new treatment 'ablation' on this using radio waves it sounds promising for patients, I have had Barretts for 3 years now and have had a brother who passed away the condition.

      Thankfully my dad survived with the condition, having Barretts is a warning sign, but pleasse don't panic there are many different levels and some good medication, I am taking an asprin based omeprazole with ranitidine, I hope this helps you but please do not let the weeks pass by doing nothing. Best wishes

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