Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Done endoscopy for Barretts. Histroy of Barretts test from two endoscopies negative. Positive result possible?


I had two endoscopies last year and biopsies on both occasions came back negative for Barretts. I had my third endoscopy yesterday and I have to wait 2 to 3 weeks for results. I suppose what I would really like to get your view on is the following: from your experience and knowledge can you tell me if this is a usual situation? Would you be surprised if the results are positive after two negative results?

Many Thanks

Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  28
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
Barretts esophagus is diagnosed during EGD that is esphago gastro duodenoscopy and it is confirmed by biopsy. Yes this very common situation in which squamoous mucosa of esophagus is replaced by gastric mucosa, commonly occur due GERD that is gastro intestinal disorder. Yes this is possible that after two negative biopsies the third biopsy turns out to be positive. This purely depends upon the site, from where biopsy is taken and it is possible that during previous 2 procedures biopsy might have not been taken from correct site.
Hope this answers your question
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor