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What is the definition or description of: Esophagus disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Esophagus disorders?

Esophageal disorders: ...are conditions that affect the first 40cm of the gut=the esophagus. These may include structural, motility, inflammatory, and infiltrative disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Duman
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Esophageal Disorders (Definition)

An esophageal disorder is a condition in which a person has problems affecting his esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem. Other problems include esophageal muscle spasms, ...Read more


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Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness, bend of back, stiffness. Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness, bend of back, stiffness. Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Low risk: A single set of fluoroscopic evaluations has a very low risk of triggering any cancer in a patients lifetime. He is much more likely to be severely injured in an accident than to develop such a problem. ...Read more

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Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son to diagnose esophageal disorders after loss consciousness, bend of back, stiffness. Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son to diagnose esophageal disorders after loss consciousness, bend of back, stiffness. Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Reflux R/O: This is being done to check for reflux being the cause of apnea
conventional radiology and fluoroscopy will expose him to radiation 5% as compared to radiation exposure from radon and terrestial radiation which is 50%
the test is important so the problem is corrected and fear of radiation should not prevent the use of the test ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an esophagus disorder?

What sort of disorder is an esophagus disorder?

Swallowing: Esophageal disorders, and there are many, effect the acts related to swallowing. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids, reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is gastro esophagus reflux disorder?

Could you explain what is gastro esophagus reflux disorder?

Sphincture failure: The failure of the sphincture at the bottom of the esophagus to prevent the return of food, acid, and liquid in the stomach from come back into the esophagus is the cause. The lining of the esophagus has symptoms (burning and pain) when exposed to the lower ph of the stomach acid. Additionally a hiatel hernis oftyen allows for acid reflux to occur. ...Read more

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Please help! I have barretts esophagus and an eating disorder?

Please help! I have barretts esophagus and an eating disorder?

Dangerous combo: Barrett's esophagus implies chronic inflammation and risk of cancer. If you're purging by vomiting, this is an even more dangerous situation. You need focused treatment of both your eating disorder and your esophagus. There are inpatient and intensive outpatient eating disorder programs: http://tinyurl. Com/kyedojd a GI specialist needs to be part of your treatment team also please get started. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do some people get erosive esophagus and others just get non-erosive esophagus reflux disease?

Why do some people get erosive esophagus and others just get non-erosive esophagus reflux disease?

Depends: On thr degree and severity of the reflux, the amount of acid reflux, the use of alcohol, aspirin or NSAIDS and the duration of symtoms. ...Read more

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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

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When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

Pressure: More specifically, the particular type of eating disorder called bulimia is associated with a tear in the esophagus due the pressure from inducing vomiting. This can cause something called a mallory-weiss tear and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person survive a ruptured esophagus due to an eating disorder?

Serious problem: A ruptured esophagus, also called boerhaave's syndrome, is a life-threatening and often fatal problem that occurs due to excessive vomiting. Patients who self-induce vomiting/purging are at risk. This is not the same as a laceration or mallory-weis tear. Without treatment boerhaave's syndrome is almost always fatal. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows an eosinophilic stomach and esophagus disorder?

What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows an eosinophilic stomach and esophagus disorder?

Good question: Eosinophilic esophagitis and colitis are increasing in frequency. I have foundt two cases in boys where it was clear that symptoms began in infancy and were obviously related to the ingestion of empty calories, particularly sugar and etc. Inflammation is initiated by a message from the brain and this is a particular kind of inflammation. He/she will not outgrow this. It needs 4+ nutritional rx. ...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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Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Part of MCTD.: One component of MCTD is scleroderma, and scleroderma affects the esophagus, causing bad reflux and aspiration. The latter issue can contribute to a cough as the refluxate ascends into your throat and then down towards the lungs. ...Read more

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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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I have a inlet patch outside my stomach in my esophagus and it causes severe acid reflux disease. How can inlet patch be repaired?

I have a inlet patch outside my stomach in my esophagus and it causes severe acid reflux disease. How can inlet patch be repaired?

Reword your question: Unclear what an "inlet patch" is that you refer to. Do you mean a gastric band, angelchik prosthesis, or some improvised repair. If you had prior surgery go see your primary surgeon- or get your complete records and seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities: See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
25 Doctors shared insights

Esophagus Disorders (Definition)

...are conditions that affect the first 40cm of the gut=the esophagus. These may include structural, motility, ...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