I need some info. I've not been visiting this site in awhile. I'm a candidate for a Nissen but...The surgeon thinks I need the procedure but...my BRAVO 48 hour test was normal. My manometry was good. I keep getting esophageal dilations (I had one about 10 days ago.) I have a continuous epigastric pain that radiates down my arm. I have stuff in my throat about 99% of the time. Lots of problems with coughing, gagging, voice, ears etc. NOTHING helps. Something is WRONG but what??? I take Prevacid twice a day.
Could I have a problem with my gall bladder? My sister-in-law said that she had similar symptoms and that when she had her gall bladder removed everything went away. My surgeon said that part of the problem (since I seem to have no acid in the esophagus) could be too much bile (?) getting into my stomach??? I thought that bile went into the duodenum but can it back up into the stomach?
The surgeon wants to do a Barium swallow and watch what happens in different positions to see if the Barium comes back up I guess.
Are there more tests I should get before I do anything like surgery? Could I have a gall bladder problem masquerading as GERD????
I need some help. Thanks in advance.