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    Old 10-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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    I recently had an esophageal motility study. I would like to better understand how to interpret the results. I received a copy of the report but do not see the ordering physician for 2 more weeks.
    The final 2 lines on the report say this:

    Interpretation/Findings: Hypotensive LES. Low aptitude contractions in esophageal body are generally peristaltic but with multiple waveforms which fail to propagate.

    Impressions: non-specific esophageal motility disorder

    The report has tons more information but it doesn't make sense to me. I am scheduled for an ACDF in 3 weeks but I am concerned because frequently that procedure affects the esophagus and I don't want to do something I will regret.

     
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    Old 05-21-2015, 08:05 PM   #2
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    Re: Need Help Interpreting Esophageal Motility Study

    Hi Super2Mom,

    Didn't think I would find someone who received the same diagnosis as me so quickly!

    From the last two lines of the report, it sounds like you have what I have: Ineffective Motiliy Disorder. My gastro explained it as an unclassified esophageal disorder with no real treatment. Basically he told me I should chew slower, but my issue is a little different than yours.

    Here's what was written:
    Sequences of failed peristalsis. Low amplitude contractions. Low LES resting pressures.

    Hopefully everything works out for you. Please be sure to let us know how it went!

     
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    Old 05-21-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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    Re: Need Help Interpreting Esophageal Motility Study

    Whoops...didn't realize this post was so old...

     
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    Old 09-08-2015, 11:10 PM   #4
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    Re: Need Help Interpreting Esophageal Motility Study

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    I recently had an esophageal motility study. I would like to better understand how to interpret the results. I received a copy of the report but do not see the ordering physician for 2 more weeks.
    The final 2 lines on the report say this:

    Interpretation/Findings: Hypotensive LES. Low aptitude contractions in esophageal body are generally peristaltic but with multiple waveforms which fail to propagate.

    Impressions: non-specific esophageal motility disorder

    The report has tons more information but it doesn't make sense to me. I am scheduled for an ACDF in 3 weeks but I am concerned because frequently that procedure affects the esophagus and I don't want to do something I will regret.
    Hi I was reading your post. Thanks for sharing. I have a esophageal Motility dysfunction. I choke and have difficulty swallowing all the time. I have Gastrepresis as well. This is a disorder of the digestive process. My stomach don't move even in 6 hours causing nausea and stomach pain as well as weight loss. I understand your discomfort. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone.

     
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    Old 10-30-2015, 09:22 PM   #5
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    Re: Need Help Interpreting Esophageal Motility Study

    Hello. I was also just diagnosed with poor esophageal motility, hypotensive LES and hypertensive UES. I am finding this very hard to deal with. I have suffered with silent reflux for many years but the difficulty swallowing has only come about in the last 18 months. I have trouble with meats, bread, potatoes among other things. Any advice would be much appreciated. I know anxiety does not help my extra tight UES but it's hard not to get worked up when you have this condition.

     
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