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Old 10-04-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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esophogal ring and throat polyps

I am going to have a 3rd "throat stretch" in a few weeks because of a " chronic esophogal ring." I have difficulty swallowing, and have required the stretch process twice in 14 months. During the last endoscopy, the dr. removed throat polyps. Have any of you heard of the ring stretch? I have esophogitis, and take prevacid. I have friends who have dealt with difficulty swallowing, but no one else has ever heard of the stretch.

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Old 10-05-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: esophogal ring and throat polyps

Trish

Its called a sciatic ring I think.

How long have you had esophagis. I think I have it same symptoms as you

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Old 10-05-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: esophogal ring and throat polyps

Alos to answer your question about the stretch there are alot of people out there that have had it done. A friend of mine just had it done at the end of September

 
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Re: esophogal ring and throat polyps

Got to watch my husbands.. really neat procedure. The doctor used what he named "Big Bertha"... this long tube with a padded lock bolt on the end and then proceeds to add increasing large washers on it.... yep, the mental image is correct! They then jam it down your throat to stretch out the ring. It works wonders though. My husband is doing great and it has been two years.

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Re: esophogal ring and throat polyps

Hi MK

What was your husbands diagnosis did he have esiohagitis or just the trouble swallowing

 
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Re: esophogal ring and throat polyps

mskubic,

He had both as well as a hernia and gurd. When we get something... we get a lot of it.

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