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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Schatzkis Ring

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What exactly is schatzki ring and how do you fix it?

See below: This is a narrowing ring of the lower part of the esophagus that can cause problems with swallowing. Assymtomatic rings usually require no treatment. Symptomatic rings may require esophageal dilatation with ballon dilators. ...Read more

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I have just been told I have a sliding hiatus hernia, Schatzki b-ring and oesophageal dysmobility. can you please explain this?

I have just been told I have a sliding hiatus hernia, Schatzki b-ring and oesophageal dysmobility. can you please explain this?

Muscle spasm: Hiatal hernia can cause spasm secondary to reflux and later enough scar tissue from the burning of the acid or enough spasm in the muscle of the esophagus can cause the ring which is a structure that might need to be dilated. The motility problem either secondary to the reflux or could be related to stress or some other etiology . It can cause problem swallowing . No surgery for that . Good luck ...Read more

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Have GERD hiatal hernia had dialation xs 3 in 6month been on several meds only help awhile also have schatzki ring would i benefit the fundoloplicatio?

Have GERD hiatal hernia had dialation xs 3 in 6month been on several meds only help awhile also have schatzki ring would i benefit the fundoloplicatio?

Maybe: Need a more complete picture of symptoms, size of hiatal hernia, and general medical condition. The ring has nothing to do with hernia or GERD. After anatomic & physiologic testing, you may be a candidate for an endoscopic procedure such as Stretta, or a surgical fundoplication. Gastric bypass is even an option in obese patients also considering weight loss surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have schatzki ring and have had dialation 3 xs in 6 month periond and the dialtion don't help have GERD hiatal hernia will fundoplication help all ?

I have schatzki ring and have had dialation 3 xs in 6 month periond and the dialtion don't help have GERD hiatal hernia will fundoplication help all ?

Unusual: Unusual for dilitations not to help. What would i do? Have a board certified gastroenterologist try again using a different method, and possibly inject the area with a steroid solution. A nissen may help if recurrence due to cuncontrolled reflux. ...Read more

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Schatzki ring hiatal hernia gerd-sphinter don't work had dialation x'3 in 6mth period last one was yesterday on meds am i candidate for fundilplcation

Not yet: The findings you describe warrant getting an esophageal manometery test to see how well the esophagus functions. If the schatzki ring is the cause of your problem then a fundollication may make it worse. First step would be the manometery. Good luck. ...Read more

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