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Will my breathing be interfered with during esophageal manometry?

Will my breathing be interfered with during esophageal manometry?

No except....: Many people are anxious during the test and the tube generally goes into the nose so you may sense faster breathing and feel congested. However, just like an upper endoscopy, the tube goes into the esophagus and does not pass into the trachea so breathing is unaffected. ...Read more

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Dr. Vitaly Fishbein
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Esophageal Manometry (Definition)

Em is a diagnostic tool that permits assessment of esophageal motility. A thin, pressure-sensitive catheter is inserted into the esophagus to measure peristalsis and the function of the upper ...Read more


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Can a 24 H.PH study and Esophageal Manometry PH Probe,be done wireless with capsule Instead of having to have a tube placed down your nose for 24 h?

Sorry but no : Unfortunately the capsule can only be used to take pictures right now (endoscopy) ... The pH probe measures various parameters completely differently. Wish I had a better answer for you ... Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Just had a pulmonary function test and they said i can inhale normally but i'm not exhaling fully. Can anxiety and tight muscles interfere with this?

Just had a pulmonary function test and they said i can inhale normally but i'm not exhaling fully. Can anxiety and tight muscles interfere with this?

PFT: Yes they can. A pft should be done after you get your tight chest muscles worked on by physical therapy, manipulatio, massage etc and get your nerves worked on by a mental health practitioner. The pft should be done pre and post bronchodilator and then see if you are asthmatic. ...Read more

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Pacemaker was placed subpect., but has come thru and is causing issues with shoulder and peck/chest. What can be done or should be? Losing function of

Pacemaker was placed subpect., but has come thru and is causing issues with shoulder and peck/chest. What can be done or should be? Losing function of

Pacemaker: Need to see a surgeon, perhaps plastic to see what the local options are. The device can be moved to another location but the pocket issues can be quite serious. If the device is left in an infected pocket, a good outcome is unlikely. ...Read more

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What should be done when stomach reflux causes Mam to gasp for air and is bent over with heartburn even after sipping water?

What should be done when stomach reflux causes Mam to gasp for air and is bent over with heartburn even after sipping water?

See physician: Patient should see physician for proper exam and therapy for problem. Many medications (antiacid) are available to aid in control of symptoms of refux. Some medications are over the counter like nexium (esomeprazole). Sometimes need to be examined intitially by fluoroscopy and/or endoscopy for proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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I have dysmotility of esophagus and GERD 3mmhg (scleroderma). Will be posibble to do fundoplication in the future if my esophagus will be ok? Thanks

I have dysmotility of esophagus and GERD 3mmhg (scleroderma). Will be posibble to do fundoplication in the future if my esophagus will be ok? Thanks

Not indicated: Esophageal dysmotility is usually a strong contraindication for consideration of fundoplication surgery, as that surgery may cause worsening symptoms or an obstruction. ...Read more

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Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?

Yes: During an esophagoscopy the gastroenterologist or surgeon will see the larynx and hypopharynx prior to entering the esophagus. Generally if they notice any lesions or concern they will refer to otolaryngology for evaluation which will usually include an office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy/pharyngoscopy. ...Read more

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Can an esophageal manometry be done if my sinuses are clogged?

Can an esophageal manometry  be done if my sinuses are clogged?

Sure: As the esophagus and trachea are different organs. The pressure exerted by the manometer shouldn't affect your sinuses directly. ...Read more

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Can endoscopies not show if your esophagus is closing all the way? Reflux with burping. Sometimes right after drinking water. Constant upper ab pain

It is easy to diagno: Acid reflux is easy to diagnose.Endoscopy is done to check the degree of damage(esophagitis. This requires visit with a gastroenterologist. You would benefit from regular use of an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec at bed time daily. ...Read more

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Fell like vomiting after eating and running i consult with gastrologist and gone through endoscopy the reports were normal is this due to acid reflux?

Fell like vomiting after eating and running i consult with gastrologist and gone through endoscopy the reports were normal is this due to acid reflux?

Indigestion: It appears as if you are running after eating. The reason the tests are normal could be that the only problem is that you are running after eating. Running to soon after eating (less than an hour after a small meal, or 3-4 hours after a large meal), will leave your stomach uset, cause diarrhea, or stomach cramps. ...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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The ph probe done by ent to see if you got lpr can that be done in ent office without having to go through them upper gi or endoscopy bec that good?

PH probe: There is a pH probe that can be placed in the office that will measure acid for 24 hrs. If pH probe is positive and further intervention needed, you can then be referred for endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Versed ;Heart attack: I do not know of a potential of Midazolam (™ versed) causing heart attacks. It does have some potential to make you forget what happened during the procedure (amnestic effect which is actually desirable in this particular situation), but heart attacks, while can happen due to stress of the procedure or blood pressure drop during procedure but not directly from versed (at least that is reported). ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...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