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Small intestine damage

My GI doctor said parts of my small intestine are damaged and turned into stomach/gastric tissue. What caused that and what can I do about it? Is it permanent? I was drinking up to 3, yes 3, pots of coffee a day before I developed acid reflux and numerous health problems ensued.
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Hi there!

Gastric mucosa in small intestine is congenital and unlikely to be secondary. It may occasionally lead to complications such as ulceration etc.; while intestinal mucosa in the upper GI may develop due to secondary insult and is considered premalignant. I would suggest discussing the situation and the appropriate management plan in detail with your treating gastroenterologist.
Hope this is helpful.

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