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Had precancerous polyps removed, having heartburn after eating. Suggestion?

I had three pre-cancerous polyps removed from my duodenum about 5 years ago. For the first year and 1/2 I went back every six months for endoscopy . Now it has been about 3 years and I am due to go get another in two months. For about the past 3 months I have started having bad heartburn after eating- anything. Even a small meal. I am trying to now worry, but I work in Hospice and see cancer every day. Do you think I should, 1. worry. 2. go in sooner than two months from now? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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You need not worry. Heatburn is commonly due to regurgitation of food from the stomach into foodpipe, which is called gasto esophageal reflux disease. Other common causes are gastritis. Stress is a common cause of gastritis and reflux disease. You need to stop thinking of cancer and concentrate on your job. Since you are dealing with terminally ill patients, it is natural to get effected but you should not let bad thoughts enter your brain. It is better you consult your gastroenterologist and check with him. if necessary you can go for repeat scopy
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