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Fundoplication in 1986, having some issues lately, told by specialist my cardiac sphincter is not opening like it should, but not to worry about it ?
Indigestion?: They likely meant esophageal sphincter, not cardiac. I am not sure what issues you are having, if it's indigestion then I recommend modifying your diet to less acidic foods, decreasing the amount of food you consume, adding in some antacids and consuming foods which will move through your intestines faster rather than binding foods such as meats and starches. ...Read more
I have a pain during swallwing food&even water at the site of cardiac sphincter
i feel of narrwing of the esophagus
from 2 days & this feeling
If i can't throw up, does that mean I have a strong stomach, cardiac sphincter, or something else?
No : It means that you're not sick enough (yet). ...Read more
Possibly: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is a difficult to diagnose condition usually made by a gastroenterologist. Generally it is caused by spasms or stenosis of your gallbladder sphincter and may be treated with antispasomodic medications. Sometimes a diet low in fat/cholesterol helps. Minimally invasive surgery sometimes cures this condition. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.
ERCP ?: When symptoms are severe, the main treatment is to perform an ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). ERCP is a procedure for the examination or treatment of the bile duct and pancreatic duct. The procedure carries a risk of serious complications and is done under sedation by experts trained in the technique. It combines the use of x-rays and an endoscope. Manometry can help also ...Read more
A muscle contraction: When muscles contract they shorten. In the sphincter, the muscles are laid in a circular fashion around the opening that passes urine at the base of the baldder. When they contract, they shorten, thereby tightening the opening in the middle and shutting flow. The sphincter is under the control of both voluntary and involuntary nervous systems. That explains incontinence when someone is very scared. ...Read more
Antispasmodics or : Surgical interventions may help. Your dr can adjust the dose of your meds or add a stronger meds/ narcotics. Take care! http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction.Aspx. ...Read more
Colic: The most common symptoms for sphincter of oddi dysfunction is biliary colic - usually episodes of right upper belly pain which come and go. This condition is almost always diagnosed after the gallbladder has been removed. You will need to see a gastroenterologist who specializes in this area for a true diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biliary dyskinesia: Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck, & abnormal propagation of phasic waves. Response to sphincterotomy is predicted by associated abnormalities in serum liver functions as well as manometry findings.Pain alone may not so respond. ...Read more
SOD: ...Is a potential cause of chronic abdominal pain and pancreatitis. It can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have been told you have SOD and are having chronic symptoms, consider a second opinion at a regional center that specializes in this field. Indiana university in Indianapolis or the mayo clinic may be reasonable choices in your area. Good luck. ...Read more
SImple means: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Minimze trauma to the area (stool softeners) and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Basically my sphincter on the right side seems to be swollen or coming out, like i pushed too hard. Is this fixable?
Need an exam: Cannot tell what it is that you are feeling without seeing a doctor for an exam. Could be hemorrhoid or something else. ...Read more
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