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extensive intestinal metaplasia

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I am 33 years old. I have been diagnosed with extensive intestinal metaplasia in the stomach. Am I gonna live? Can I get a stomach transplant? I have so much pain and am wondering if this is treatable. Please help me doctor. I heard that usually after 6 months of endoscopy cancer can be found. I did endoscopy in Nov 2010 and I am scared.


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replied December 28th, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Intestinal metaplasia is often reversible by a combination of antacids and treating H pylori infection. So first test and see if you have this infection. If you have H pylori infection, consult the doctor and start treatment. Take antioxidant supplements and diet rich in them. Hope this helps. Take care!



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