Re: what causes
I had the endoscope yesterday and the doc talked to my hubby, she said that I had a narrowing of the esophagus and it is caused by reflux or stomach acid. This is very strange to me as I have never had heart burn! But it is called silent heart burn when you have no symptoms. The acid on the esophagus over extended time causes scaring....then the scaring causes the narrowing. Thats why the meat and bread items had trouble going down. She stretched it out and gave me a script for a anti acid pill I will take once a day. I see her for a follow up on the 25th and will know more then if there is anymore to know.
For the procedure it was a piece of cake. She gave me versed and demerol. You never know what is going on. She did my coloscopy a few months ago and ask if I remembered any of it. I said I "woke" once during the procedure so she told the nurse to give me twice the amount of versed this time. I woke and was in my cubicle. Never remembered a thing about it....which is just how I like it. lol
Find this post after you see your doc and let me know what he or she says.