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Diverticulum In The Esophagus


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#1 emmie

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:33 PM

Hi folks,

Has anyone had one of these: a diverticulum in the esophagus? If so, would you please share about it? I seem to have one so I'm very curious if it is somehow connected with sclero since the esophagus can be involved. (Mine is with esophagitis from acid reflux.) Also, what is/was the cause of yours?

Thank you!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:17 AM

emmie, I have never heard of it so I just read about it. I dont have that. all I have is reflux and haital hernia and ulcerative colitis. You learn something new everyday. I hope somone can post about this for you. Take care, sam
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:54 PM

Oh,, Sam. What do you mean that all you have is reflux, hiatial hernia and ulcerative colitis??? And don't forget scleroderma!!!!

That is quite a full plate in my book. Thanks for your reply. From reading I have found out that it is a pouch that sticks out of a week spot in your esophagus. I'm not sure yet if it is something that we'll just watch or if it will need treatment. I'm hoping it's the first one. I'm all for "watching" things!

Take care.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:29 AM

Emmi,
I don't know if you found the information on Merck about diverticula. It's quite interesting. But then this is the first I've heard of it. In Merck's article on Abnormal Propulsion of Food, it states under "Esophageal Pouches (diverticula): Most of these diverticula are associated with motility disorders of the esophagus, such as esophageal spasm and achalasia.

Scleroderma can cause motility disorders and spasm, so I guess it is quite possible to be caused, once again, by our uninvited friend. Sorry you are having to deal with it. I hope it isn't causing "too many" problems.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

Janey,
Thanks for taking the time to come up with the link to Merck. I had checked there, but didn't see this section. Aren't you about ready to escort our uninvited guest right out the door??

xoxo emmie