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Has anyone ever been misdiagnosed with achalasia, when actually you had dysphasia?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dysphasia vs phagia
Dysphasia is an abnormality of speech.
Dysphagia is an abnormality of eating or swallowing. Achalasia is abnormality of food passing through the esophagus, the tube connecting mouth with stomach; therefore achalasia is a form of dysphagia. And dysphasia has quite little to do c dysphagia. Now, if that hasn't completely confused u, well, perhaps u ought to consider med school--or perhaps latin-:).

In brief: Dysphasia vs phagia
Dysphasia is an abnormality of speech.
Dysphagia is an abnormality of eating or swallowing. Achalasia is abnormality of food passing through the esophagus, the tube connecting mouth with stomach; therefore achalasia is a form of dysphagia. And dysphasia has quite little to do c dysphagia. Now, if that hasn't completely confused u, well, perhaps u ought to consider med school--or perhaps latin-:).
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
In brief: Unlikely
There are however a couple diagnosed that can be mistaken for achalasia and they are scleroderma, and severe changes with ineffective esophageal motility (iem).
This is because the manometry trst can loook similar. The way to reduce misdiagnosis is to put together the story, physical, and all the test results including endoscopy and contrast x-ray.

In brief: Unlikely
There are however a couple diagnosed that can be mistaken for achalasia and they are scleroderma, and severe changes with ineffective esophageal motility (iem).
This is because the manometry trst can loook similar. The way to reduce misdiagnosis is to put together the story, physical, and all the test results including endoscopy and contrast x-ray.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
Thank
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