PLEASE HELP HAD MY RESULTS FROM MANOMETRY AND PH STUDY

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sammywalker21
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   Posted 12/21/2012 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
ok so basically I have had my test results sent to me but have to wait 3 weeks until I get to see my doctor. I am really anxious and worried though as I really want to have an operation but am scared I am going to be unsuitable and I have no Idea what the results mean! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can someone with some experience shed some light on them for me they are as follows:


Normal motility with underlying hypertensive contraction when the oesophagus is challenged with solid swallows.

Slightly hypotensive LOS basal pressure and normal relaxation;

Peristalsis was present with water and 1cm cubed bread swallows; hypertensive
peristalsis (max: 240 mmHg) was observed with sandwich swallow but during which Mr. Walker did not complain of chest pain

24-hour Impedance/pH study: minimal upright and moderate supine acid reflux (Total %time pH<4 = 5.8%, normal <4.2%; upright reflux:8.8%, normal < 6.3% and supine reflux: 4.1%, normal < 1.2%). The total reflux episodes is abnormal (acid + non-acid = 94 (74 acid reflux),normal <73). The symptom indices were positive for heartburn (SI=100%, 31 episodes, SAP=100%), regurgitation (SI=83%, 63 episodes,SAP=100%) and nausea (SI=90%, 20 episodes, SAP=100%). SI positive is shown by a value 50%; significant symptom – reflux association is
shown by a value SAP>95%.


Conclusion: This is a very positive study with strong symptom - reflux association

Would I be suitable for the op ?

drtinsac
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   Posted 12/21/2012 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Based on those, yes.

sammywalker21
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   Posted 12/21/2012 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I did think I may be in the suitable category from some research but I wanted to check that I have understood correctly thank you for your reply

couchtater
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   Posted 12/21/2012 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
You definately have major reflux.
Now, with the motility spasms you will probably get only a partial wrap.

I had motility spasms and have a 270 degree wrap done.
Joy
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sammywalker21
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   Posted 12/21/2012 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
When you say spasm are you referring to the hypertensive contraction i dunno how accurate that is I felt like the tube down my throat was giving me spasms lol

I just hope I'll be able to have an operation as meds just haven't been working

couchtater
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   Posted 12/21/2012 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
They said I had a third non-productive movement in my esophagus. A normal esophagus has only two movements.
Joy
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sammywalker21
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   Posted 12/22/2012 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah I see but you were still able to have the wrAp jut not a full one which in a way I may prefer as it seems your less likely to get some of the nastier side effects like being unable to burp or be sick that's what scares me with the fundoplication

couchtater
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   Posted 12/22/2012 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I burped the first day fine and threw up many times since. Wrap still holds good.
Joy
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