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irregular z-line

I just had my first EGD.  I have a family history of barrets with esophageal cancer(father).  They said I have a high hiatal hernia and irregular z-line.  They did take biopsies.  (I have intermittent acid reflux, and occ. stomach pains).  What does this mean?  Thank you!
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Hi judy56,

Hiatus hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach slips in to the chest cavity causing discomfort.
The stomach and the esophagus have different linings. The junction of these two is called the 'Z' line.

I would like to know the biopsy report before commentinng further.
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