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What are the tests for esophageal atresia?

What are the tests for esophageal atresia?

Esophageal atresia: Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect. Feeding the affected infant leads to choking, coughing and blue spells. Tests used to diagnose esophageal atresia include inability to pass a small feeding tube from the nose or mouth into the stomach. A plain x-ray of the esophagus may show air in the "pouch" of the atretic portion and coiled up feeding tube in that portion. ...Read more

Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Esophageal Atresia (Definition)

Esophageal atresia (EA) is a congenital defect, which occurs before birth. There are several types. In most cases, the upper esophagus ends and does not connect with the lower esophagus and stomach. Most infants with EA may have another ...Read more


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What are the early symptoms of esophageal atresia?

What are the early symptoms of esophageal atresia?

Early Symptoms.: As a clinical neonatologist, the first symptom of esophageal atresia is the inability to pass an orogastric tube into the infant's stomach. I do this routinely in all newborn babies I examine in the delivery room. If the orogastric tube coils back and returns to the oral cavity, there is esophageal atresia. Determining if it is accompanied by a fistula with the trachea requires imaging studies. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had esophageal atresia so is our baby at risk?

Minimal risk: Most studies do not support a strong genetic predisposition in isolated esophageal atresia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Esophageal atresia?

Esophageal atresia: Esophageal atresia (EA) is a congenital defect, which occurs before birth. There are several types. In most cases, the upper esophagus ends and does not connect with the lower esophagus and stomach. Most infants with EA may have another defect called tracheoesophageal fistula. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend had an esophageal atresia what are the chances my child will too?

If my boyfriend had an esophageal atresia what are the chances my child will too?

Depends: Roughly half of the esophageal atresia cases with or without te fistula (lung attachment) occur in isolation with polygenic influence. (little recurrence risk) the others occur with other defects in heart, kidney, bone or other areas. Genetic microarray studies have shown chromasomal micro-deletions in these more complex cases. (more recurrence risk) prenatal genetic counseling can define your risk. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for esophageal atresia?

What is the treatment for esophageal atresia?

Treatment.: The treatment for esophageal atresia is surgical. ...Read more

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How long can you wait before having surgery for an esophageal atresia?

How long can you wait before having surgery for an esophageal atresia?

Hours/days not more: Esophageal atresia prevents a kid from receiving fluids & maintaining normal metabolic balance. While awaiting surgery, mouth secretions can build up in the remnant and transfer into the lungs causing pneumonia.Stabalization with IV fluids, suction & close monitoring is reasonable until the kid can be moved to a center where surgery can procede. Further delays deminish the chances for good outcome. ...Read more

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If someone has an esophageal atresia, are they likely to have some other problems with the GI tract?

If someone has an esophageal atresia, are they likely to have some other problems with the GI tract?

Yes: Esophageal atresia (ea) commonly occurs in association with other congenital anomalies, including the vacterl (vertebral/vascular, aortic/anorectal, cardiac, tracheo-esophageal, renal, and limb anomalies) association. Other atresias of the GI tract, such as duodenal and anal atresia occur. Aside from congenital anomalies, ea is commonly associated with ge reflux and esophageal dysmotility. ...Read more

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Does anything during pregnancy cause esophageal atresia?

Does anything during pregnancy cause esophageal atresia?

No known cause: There is no known cause of esophageal atresia. It happens in about 1 out of 3000-4000 babies, which is 3 kids out of 10, 000 born. The esophagus (tube for food flow to stomach) and the trachea (tube for air flow to lungs) develop from the same part of an embryo. Because life is not perfect, once in a while the two tubes form an incorrect connection or a blind-ended tube. ...Read more

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Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: where can I get info?

Need Info.: Esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistulas are unfortunately frequently seen in my practice. The best source of information regarding these entities for a non medical individual would be a google search. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an esophageal atresia and a tracheoesophageal fistula?

Often associated: About 1 in 4000 live births results in an anomaly of the esophagus &/or trachea. The most common form is esophageal atresia (ea) with distal tracheosesophageal fistula (tef) -- the upper and lower parts of the esophagus (swallowing tube) are not connected, & the lower part is connected to the trachea (breathing tube). There can also be ea by itself, or tef by itself, or other rarer combinations. ...Read more

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How can you treat a really bad cough when you had esophageal atresia surgery a long time ago?

Mgt/workup: It really depends on the underlying cause. If you have had a repair of esophageal atresia, there can be areas of swelling that may impinge on the airway. I would recommend seeing your physician and having pulmonary function testing and a TB test.
A virtual appt is available online. ...Read more

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What can you do if you got a really bad cough and you had esophageal atresia surgery as a baby?

What can you do if you got a really bad cough and you had esophageal atresia surgery as a baby?

Uber-late fistula: With esophageal atresia, one would worry whether you ever had a tracheo-esophageal fistula. If so, the cough could signal some kind of leak in the integrity of the esophagus. Get to an ENT (airway) or GI (food path) so that you can get checked out. ...Read more

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I need to know best drugs for esophagus pains and discomfort?

Need more informatio: The most important thing is to know the cause of the esophagus pain & discomfort. Taking any medication is shooting at something in the dark. You must first find out the cause of your complaint. Ask your family physician to recommend a gastroenterologist who will examine you to find the reason why you have pain and then prescribe the best treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I am suffering from reflux esophagus grade 2. How fast I will get cure. What type of medicine need to get.

Hi I am suffering from reflux esophagus grade 2. How fast I will get cure. What type of medicine need to get.

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar needs to be diluted w/water. Too strong otherwise. DGL is simplest. ...Read more

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Does soda irritate the esophagus? Can it cause strictures? Does soda interact with medicine if medicine is taken with soda?

Does soda irritate the esophagus? Can it cause strictures? Does soda interact with medicine if medicine is taken with soda?

Buuuuurp! Excuse Me.: You talkin' about soda soda (soda pop)?? Like Coke? ("No coke, Pepsi!! ")or Barq's famous root beer? Or do you mean baking soda? Or caustic soda? You take the latter and you'll be in a world of hurt. But anything with carbonated water (water to which carbon dioxide bubbles are added)won't hurt much. It's the sugar in soda pop that should worry you (obesity, liver problems, dental caries, chronic burping ...Read more

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Which herbal medicines / remedies can aid in healing the esophagus?

I don't know: You know I'm a medical doctor and I really don't know what herbs can help but I'm great at telling you what medicines will help. ...Read more

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Which medicines can fix damage caused to the lower esophageal sphincter?

Which medicines can fix damage caused to the lower esophageal sphincter?

None: There are medicines like viagra (sildenafil) which can decrease lower esophagel sphincter pressure and there are drugs that can increase GI motility, but there are no fda approved meds that raise les-lower esophageal sphincter pressure. ...Read more

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Esophagus: hypermia and erosion present at lower end. (endoscopy result) why it happened and which medicine and what precautions should I take. Rgds?

Esophagus: hypermia and erosion present at lower end. (endoscopy result) why it happened and which medicine and what precautions should I take. Rgds?

Esophagus: You have some GERD. Gastro esophageal reflux.
Heartburn. Ant acids are first choice. Then H2 blockers like Zantac or proton inhibitors like protonix (pantoprazole). Whatever works best for you. As a last resort, if you symptoms are really bad, surgeons have a cure ...Read more

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I esophageal thrush I was taking medicine to treat it but I had to stop the medicine because I was allergic to it I seem to be getting worse why?

I esophageal thrush I was taking medicine to treat it but I had to stop the medicine because I was allergic to it I seem to be getting worse why?

Yeast: "thrush" is a yeast infection of the throat and esophagus. This is usually treated with a topical "swish and swallow" agent. If you can't take this, there are other systemic (whole body) treatments. Your doctor should be able to direct your care. Good luck. ...Read more

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M.31 years old. Just got inflammation in my lower esophageal sphincter & it's a little more open than usual. Will I be ok again if I take the medicine?

M.31 years old. Just got inflammation in my lower esophageal sphincter & it's a little more open than usual. Will I be ok again if I take the medicine?

Yes: You have erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease. This should heal with acid medications. In order to prevent future issues you should avoid caffeine, nicotine, fatty foods, spicy foods, tomato sauce, overeating, late meals and try to lose weight. ...Read more

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How do I know if my dysphasia is from anxiety or esophageal cancer? I'm a 30 y/o f don't drink smoke or do drugs. I've been going through this 6months

How do I know if my dysphasia is from anxiety or esophageal cancer? I'm a 30 y/o f don't drink smoke or do drugs. I've been going through this 6months

Anxiety: From what you described the risk of esophageal cancer is low. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed.
If you have gained weight recently, losing it would help.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.

Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.

Need a biopsy: An ulcerated lesion at the distal esophagus can be from esophagitis due to reflux, but can be from other causes, such as cancer. Other causes include hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernias. Risk factors such as tobacco use and alcohol intake can increase the risk of this being cancer. In any case, a brushing or biopsy can make the diagnosis, as well as response to medical therapy. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine causes heart burn or can worsen esophageal reflux.

Which blood pressure medicine causes heart burn or can worsen esophageal reflux.

BP: Any medicine can cause esophageal irritation or reflux. Unless contraindicated I would take all your medicine after or with food. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and esophogeal reflux. It cause sever heart burn. I need to know what are the safe drug I can use if I suspect pregnancy?

I have gastritis and esophogeal reflux. It cause sever heart burn. I need to know what are the safe drug I can use if I suspect pregnancy?

Pharmacist: If you are in the us you can easily ask your pharmacist. Many medications are labeled so your local pharmacist can check for you. They can be a good resource throughout your pregnancy. ...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