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Old 09-28-2017, 07:59 AM   #1
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Esophageal Motility

I have been having problems swallowing for a few months (thicker foods feeling like they get stuck behind tonils and not making it down throat). My ENT looked and said red throat consistent with reflux and gave me omeprazole 80mg. Problem was a little better but didn't go away. Had Barrium swallow, showed some slowing in the esophagus with viscous foods. Had endoscopy and it showed weak muscles in esophagus. I'm not sure how you classify this, but he said there is not much to do. Just take small bites and chew well. He wants me to go for a manometry test which i think tests the contractions of the esophagus. He said its not Achalasia and the results also said my LES was opened. Is there a name for this condition and does anyone know if there is anything to do other than small bites?

 
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Esophageal Motility

I assume an enlarged Thyroid and cancer was ruled out. So what's left? Not knowing you, I can only guess. Could it be a combination of things like dietary deficiencies, dehydration and/or stress?

 
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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thyroid and cancer ruled out. Dehydration not issue - drink plenty of water. plenty of stress however. Also - you bring up dehydration. I do feel dry in the back of the mouth and throat, but a lot of saliva pooling in front of mouth if that matters.

 
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:33 PM   #4
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Re: Esophageal Motility

For the dry mouth/throat, how is the humidity where you live? I used to constantly wake up with a dry throat (to the point where it was difficult to even swallow). I recently got a humidifier and sleep with it turned on every night. So far it seems to be working. The true test will come in the winter.

 
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:28 PM   #5
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No humidity issue - its summer and fairly humid

 
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:46 PM   #6
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An open LES? Do you have a hiatal hernia?

 
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