I've been diagnosed with Barrets (LES dysfunction) 3 months ago.
Ever since then I have been reading a lot and joined this Forum. The Doc that did the Gastroscopy and made the diagnoses of Barret's did not do biopsies! He just took pictures of my Esophagus and told me I have Barret's due to LES dysfunction. I have to go back for follow-up Gastroscopy in 2 weeks time...
1) do I definitely have Barret's?
2) the white patches at the back of my throat: is it due to acid?
3) I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't eat spicy food. I sleep on 2 high pillows at night, don't eat before I go to bed, don't eat big meals. What else can I do to make it better?
the hoarseness of my voice and constant throat clearing and the pains in my jaw and back... is it all due to reflux?
Thanks for responding and all the info. I went to another Doc for a 2nd opinion and unfortunately he could not get hold of the pics that was taken 3 months ago (different Hospital and area) but he will do the Gastroscopy on the 19th. I am sure then I'll know definetely whether I have Barret's or not.
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