Another Test Over/ Egd
Posted 31 January 2007 - 01:27 PM
If anybody had major problems with their motility I would like to ask some questions, but I don't think I should bring it up here. It would be great if you could email me and I could ask you some questions.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:07 PM
So glad the endoscopy is over. Can't help you with your questions but you're in my thoughts. Hope you feel better tomorrow.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:59 PM
sounds like you had some good news along with the not so good.
it's good that your stomach was empty after fasting and your les was patent (doing it's job). this means it is staying "tight" and not letting food in the stomach flow back into the esophagus. sort of like a valve. sclero often affects smooth muscles in the gi tract and the les(lower esoghageal sphincter) is made up of smooth rather than striated muscle. this means it is not under voluntary control.
same as the rate of flow of food in the GI tract. the smooth muscles there have input from the central nervous system to keep things flowing in the right direction at the right pace. sclero patients often have problems related to slowed movement of the GI tract. the fundus just refers to the body of the stomach ( widest part) . the stomach sort of looks like a hobo bag turned sideways if this helps. the term hyperemia means redness (usually from dilated blood vessels which fits your diagnosis of watermelon stomach.) think of varicose veins on the inside of your stomach. they can bleed and cause blood loss anemia. hope this helps explain some things. the scoping will hopefully help the GI doctor to get some of the problems under control. I wish you luck in that department.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:56 AM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:58 AM
Thanks for your reply. I am going to email you to ask you something else. I hope that you don't mind.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:16 AM
I am glad to hear the testing over for you. I have acid reflux which has now given me a diagnosis of Barrett's esophogus. My bowels are very slllloooowwww too. Please feel free to email me or send me a private message with any questions you may have. Let me know how you are feeling now. Are the shakes gone?
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