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I just had 3 biopsies on my esophagus taken, been having

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Hi, I just had 3 biopsies on my esophagus taken, been having GERD, chest pains, problems swallowing and keep popping anti-acids. If they took the biopsies, does this mean they did find something of concern? CJ


No. The taking of biopsies is standard. And in someone who has chronic acid reflux, the changes seen in the esophagus on scope often require biospy to be sure there are no pre-cancer or cancer cells. Be sure and get close follow up.

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