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Dr. Douglas Drossman
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Abnormal Esophagus Motility (Overview)

Abnormal esophagus motility is a symptom in which a person's esophagus (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach) is not moving properly, causing food or liquid to sometimes to get stuck beyond the throat, after trying to swallow.


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Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?

Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?

None: Stop steroid nasal spray, Make your carbonated drink flat before you consume, don't go to bed immidiately with full stomach. stay upright for a hr or so. keep the head end of bed raised 15-30 deg. Limit irretant, hot, spicy food. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Drossman
42 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Esophagus Motility (Overview)

Abnormal esophagus motility is a symptom in which a person's esophagus (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach) is not moving properly, causing food or liquid to sometimes to get stuck beyond the throat, after trying to swallow.


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I have slight esophagus motility problem caught in manometry(Taking librax). Is it safe to do weight lifting and running exercises with this disorder?

I have slight esophagus motility problem caught in manometry(Taking librax). Is it safe to do weight lifting and running exercises with this disorder?

Yes: However, if you are noticing more symptoms, either reflux like symptoms or difficulty with swallowing food, then you should lay off the weightlifting and consult your primary care doctor or your gastroenterologist before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

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Can stroke affect esophageal motility?

Can stroke affect esophageal motility?

Possible but: not likely much of a contribution. As strokes do frequently cause swallowing problems but they tend to be of the type that involves the muscles of the tonge/back of the mouth/throat instead of the motility of the esophagus - that tends to be more of a complicated age related process. ...Read more

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How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

Muscle coordination: The esophagus is just a long muscle. There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this muscle does not work effectively leading to a motility disorder. Just like your skeletal muscles sometimes cramp and get tired and dont work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle. ...Read more

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Would having a normal looking esophagus, norm barium swallowing, norm MRE of small intestines, rule out esoph. motility disorders?

Would having a normal looking esophagus, norm barium swallowing, norm MRE of small intestines, rule out esoph. motility disorders?

Need manometry: at this stage, you need high resolution manometry, probably best if done at academic medical center. ...Read more

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Any procedures for someone to stop reflux if they have weak les valve with some weak motility in esophagus. Regurdigation bad and i'm on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Any suggestions since reg. Surgery not an option.?

Any procedures for someone to stop reflux if they have weak les valve with some weak motility in esophagus. Regurdigation bad and i'm on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Any suggestions since reg. Surgery not an option.?

Options: There are some endoscopic procedures, the best of which is called stretta. If this doesn't work, there are a variety of surgical procedures to perform a fundoplication or place a magnet bracelet around the valve (linx). See e general or thoracic surgeon with experience in anti-reflux procedures to find out what is best for you. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of testing done, and I have bile reflux , weak les valve, and weak esophagus motility. Crying makes the muscles hurt around valve. Intraadominal pressure makes worse. Why?

I have had a lot of testing done, and I have bile reflux , weak les valve, and weak esophagus motility.  Crying makes the muscles hurt around valve. Intraadominal pressure makes worse. Why?

Difficult: Why was the testing done, recurrent nausea, let's say. Are you crying all the time? Are you having insomnia, daytime fatigue and panic attacks? One good drug that if often overlooked is Mirtazapine before bed. It helps insomnia, nausea and mood. The's may help? I an not sure about the "valve" but let's say where your stomach and esophagus meet doesn't close well. Reflux is a problem, prilosec. ...Read more

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Hi dr .I am 30years.My semen analys is:volume:1.8, ph:7.8, sperm count per:20mil/ml, fast motility:35%, low:30%, abnormal morphology:30, w.B.S:4-6 hpf?

Hi dr .I am 30years.My semen analys is:volume:1.8, ph:7.8, sperm count per:20mil/ml, fast motility:35%, low:30%, abnormal morphology:30, w.B.S:4-6 hpf?

Semen analysis: Your sperm volume is borderline low, sperm count is low normal, your motility is low and your morphology is normal. If you are having an infertility problem which i guess is why you had the test, you may want to repeat the test and make sure that you collect the specimen completely into a sterile container and have it examined within an hour of collection. Abstain from intercourse for 48-72 hrs. ...Read more

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Abnormal mucosa in the upper third of the of the esophagus at 18 cm. larger then normal. Biopsies done. What is this likely to be?

Abnormal mucosa in the upper third of the of the esophagus at 18 cm. larger then normal. Biopsies done. What is this likely to be?

Upper Esophagus: A significant number of people have a patch of non-squamous mucosa in the upper third of the esophagus. It sometimes is stomach-like in appearance, but does not have any risk associated with it of cancer/Barretts' esophagus nor does it suggest reflux disease. ...Read more

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Esophagus manometry result says."abnormal, requires h4".Meaning?Not too sure about the "requires" part though, poor handwriting.

Esophagus manometry result says."abnormal, requires h4".Meaning?Not too sure about the "requires" part though, poor handwriting.

Neither am I, so...: ...A simple phone call to your ordering physician should address your question and start you down the road to appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can He make me pregnant? Motility count 78million Active55 Sluggish20% Non motile25% Pus cells 4-6HPF RBC00-01HPF Morphology normal:60% Abnormal:40%

Probably: A sperm count of 78 million is potent. Even with some sluggish sperm or sperm with abnormal morphology, there should be enough normal sperm to get the job done. (It only takes a count of 15 million) Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes an irregular z-line other than barrett's esophagus or a hiatal hernia?

What causes an irregular z-line other than barrett's esophagus or a hiatal hernia?

Normal variation: The z-line, where the esophagus lining connects to the stomach lining varies quite a bit from person to person. Not everyone has a straight circle -- that's why it's called the "z"-line, because an irregular border is normal. Some things that can make it more abnormal could be reflux of bile or acid into the esophagus, poor esophageal squeezing, or just a normal variation. Good health! ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if the husband's sperm have abnormal motility and count?

What are the chances of getting pregnant if the husband's sperm have abnormal motility and count?

Depends: Aside from female factors, the answer really depends on how abnormal the semen parameters are: chances can range form excellent to dismal. Care to give some specifics? ...Read more

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Sa:motility(rapid)=19.4%-slow=14%-immotile=59.6%/total sperm count=56mill/abnormal forms=80%/vitality=45%/viscosity=normal.What's your opinion?

Sa:motility(rapid)=19.4%-slow=14%-immotile=59.6%/total sperm count=56mill/abnormal forms=80%/vitality=45%/viscosity=normal.What's your opinion?

See answer : If you compare the results with the 2010 world health organization reference values for normal semen parameters, this semen sample is close to being within normal limits: sperm count very good, morphology adequate, and motility and vitality slightly low. Not knowing any further details, might consider a repeat semen sample at some point given variability that can occur. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?

Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?

Esophagitis: You may have irritation of your esophagus from acid reflux. Try an over the counter antacid and see if your symptoms improve. If not, you need to see a gastroenterologist and let them investigate the issue. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive for 15 months wife is 34 and my recent semen analysis count is 80 million per ml with 10% abnormal shape and 35% fast motility?

Don't "try": Assuming that your wife is fertile, I suggest "not trying too hard". You are young. Spending 20-30 minutes on prolged foreplay, waiting 2-3 days before intercourse and having your wife in a position with ips andlegs elevated, may be helpful. Stress will not help! ...Read more

Motility (Definition)

The ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process. It can also refer to an organism's ability to move food through its ...Read more


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more