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Endoscope tommorow - trying not to freak out
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:57:49 PM »
As the title suggests I am getting my endoscope tomorrow afternoon and I am trying hard not to get worked up over my fear of Barrett's. I do have one question though, I was reading that only 10%-15% of people with Chronic GERD go on to progress to Barrett's. What is defined as "chronic GERD"? Is that GERD sufferers in general or is that actually a whole other subgroup? Is Barrett's low for us with daily/weekly symptoms - even those of us with symptoms on PPIs?
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Re: Endoscope tommorow - trying not to freak out
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 02:31:10 AM »
Anyone?
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Re: Endoscope tommorow - trying not to freak out
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 04:24:01 AM »
Why get worked up about it? One way or another, you'll know what the situation is after your examination. For now, just distract yourself. If you must get nervous about it, get nervous about the fact that they'll be jamming this down your throat: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Flexibles_Endoskop.jpg
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Re: Endoscope tommorow - trying not to freak out
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 07:44:17 AM »
Barretts is actually fairly rare according to my GI physician. I have had around 8 EGD's and they are
a piece of cake.
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