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Small segment Barrett's

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Category: Barrett's Support Forum
Forum Name: Barrett's Oesophagus
Forum Discription: Your Questions about Barrett's Oesophagus
Printed Date: 31 Oct 2020 at 10:13am

Topic: Small segment Barrett's
Posted By: BMFP
Subject: Small segment Barrett's
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2020 at 3:07pm
  I am a 67yr old male I have a short segment of Barrett's non-circumferential about 1cm with no dysplasia. Two consultants have looked at my endoscopy report and pictures and have advised me on the treatment. PPI dose step up and down  according to the symptoms.
I do not suffer from heartburn or reflux but do have throat clearing in the morning. I can eat and drink anything without any symptoms. I am currently on omeprazole 20mg once per day
and 2x5ml Gaviscon Advanced at bedtime. Both consultants have said that the small segment of Barrett's will not put me to any significant risk and that no further surveillance
endoscopies are required. I was diagnosed with Barrett's August 2019 I would like to  ask Chris Robinson his advice. Thanks in advance


Posted By: chrisrob
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2020 at 4:20pm
This forum is not registering new members as activity is rare and bogus registrations were clogging the system.
We recommend members use - this Facebook group instead. With over 7000 members and excellent moderators, answers to queries are usually quickly forthcoming.

Ultra short segment Barrett's with no complications may frequently be discharged as risk of mutation is very small.
PPI medication has been shown to reduce risk of mutation.

You may not experience heartburn or obvious reflux but it sounds as if you are getting some nocturnal reflux. Follow the - lifestyle modification advice to reduce nocturnal reflux.

And you may not need the Gaviscon at night.

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Posted By: BMFP
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2020 at 3:31pm
Thanks Chris for advice.

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