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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

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 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 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

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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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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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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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What sort of disorder is esophageal cancer?

What sort of disorder is esophageal cancer?

Cancer of lining: This is cancer of the lining of your swallowing tube or esophagus. This canne diagnosed in several ways, usually best by endoscopy. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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Can you tell me if there are any cures for gastro esophageal reflux disorder?

GERD: There is really no "cure" for gerd except for weight reduction and dietary modification. However, eating healthy and following good dietary measure is a good habit to get into anyway. http://www.laendo.net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more

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Gastro esophageal reflux disease diet recommedations?

Gastro esophageal reflux disease diet recommedations?

Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more

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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...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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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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Confusion between esophageal spasm or heart disorder?

Yes, lots: They are so similar there is an old fashioned diagnosis called "cardiospasm" for this, and also the stomach has a "cardia" so there has been confusion for a long time. Also they both can respond to nitroglycerine. You would have to be tested with ekg, possibly a stress test or an esophageal study to tell the difference. Try an antacid or antiflatulent (with simethicone) but don't risk guessing. ...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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Difficulty swallowing? Is that esophageal disorder or cancer?

Difficulty swallowing? Is that esophageal disorder or cancer?

Needs more eval: These symptoms could indicate either. Make an appointment with your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist. Common tests would include an upper endoscopy or an esophagram. ...Read more

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How effective is surgery in fixing gastro esophageal reflux disease?

How effective is surgery in fixing gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Surgery for GERD: In 2008, a british study conducted by grant compared surgery vs medical therapy in patients with gerd. The investigators reported that by 12 months, 38% of those who had surgery were taking reflux medication, compared with 90% of those on medical management. Long-term results of antireflux surgery have shown that, at 10 years, 90% of patients are symptom-free and only a minority still take meds. ...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