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Constant heart burn, biopsy shows nothing significant. Why is this ?

Hello, I ve had an endoscopy done 5 days ago as I ve been suffering from constant heart burn for the past 20 years. I m only 32. I was very scared, but being sedated helped and I needn t have worried. The Dr found nothing but took two biopsies one from upper part of my stomach and the other bottom part of it. I ve not got the results yet but I was wondering why this was, could you help?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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You are suffering from Non ulcer dyspepsia . which means there is no endoscopic confirmation of an ulcer but symptoms of dyspepsia are present and its routine for an endoscopy guided biopsy in such cases.

This is usually done to find out for the presence of H. Pylori (an infectious agent ) which is one of the common causes for dyspepsia .

In case it comes out positive then you will be treated with a course of antibiotics for a period of 2 weeks .

Till the reports come you can continue taking

tab. pantoprazole 40 mg once before breakfast

also avoid spicy food and drink plenty of water
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