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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Ravenwoodglass, I read the link provided by Jestgar and it looks like annual EGD is the best way to monitor the metaplasia. Getting the CT scan will add extra information...sometimes MRI's of the abdomen are also done . If H pylori is involved, looks like treatment lessens the chance of malignancy...
  3. Ravenwoodglass, Ask for a copy of the pathology report. Most EGD biopsy specimens are stained for H Pylori as a routine. The report should state on there somewhere if it was done. Otherwise there are 2 available blood based tests..one is from a venipuncture and the other is a rapid fingerstick method...