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What happens if my doctor suspects Barrett's esophagus?

If your doctor performs an upper GI endoscopy and sees an abnormality that might be Barrett's esophagus, either in the esophageal lining or in the folds at the bottom of your esophagus, then a biopsy of the tissue is taken. The tissue will then be examined under a microscope to determine if you have Barrett's esophagus.

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