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#1 cordy

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:22 AM

Hi all,

I've just changed to a new GI doctor and she would like to do an endoscopy (whoopee, another one!) She is thinking that she will try stretching the esophagus. I'm not sure I like that idea. Yes, I have dysmotility, but I don't see how stretching can help. Isn't it a lack of peristaltic activity causing the swallowing issues? I just want to make sure that the stretching won't do any damage.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:48 AM

Cordy,
I have had my esophagus stretched before and it didn't cause any damage.
Take care,
Nan

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:08 AM

Thanks Nan. Did it do any good?
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:13 AM

Hi Cordy,
I just went to my first GI and he supposedly stretched my esophagus because of swallowing trouble. I don't think it has greately helped because he stretched the lower sphincter area. I feel my swallowing trouble is happening higher, or is due to muscle coordination problems. I can't even tell that he did anything actually. You just have to stop taking any NSAIDs so you don't have any bleeding if they do a biopsy.

I might end up with the manometry test for checking muscle function of the esophagus, I'm waiting to see a sclero specialist to see what they think.

Mando

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:26 PM

Cordy,
It did help me. I see that you live in Suffolk. Did you get damage from the tornado? I hope not. I live in Richmond.
Nan