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Esophagus Disorders In Children
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
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 to diagnose esophageal disorders after loss consciousness, bend of back, stiffness. Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?
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
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
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
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
Barrettes esophagit.: It is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do some people get erosive esophagus and others just get non-erosive esophagus reflux disease?
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
Ruptured esophagus: With proper urgent medical attention, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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