Manometry Results

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   Posted 5/3/2013 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all... I've been poking around on this board for a while and really appreciate all of the helpful information is provided through everyone sharing their experiences. I've been struggling and frustrated with acid reflux for about 9 months, playing medicine roulette, without great results.

My GI just sent me for a motility study and ph test to see if I am actually, in fact, suffering from acid reflux. I just got the manometry results back. Still waiting on the ph test. I haven't met with my dr. to discuss yet, but I'm wondering if anyone has any insight.

The report conclusion said:
Interpretation / Findings
Normal LES pressure (Basal min 7.7 mmHg, Basal mean 15.9 mmHg) with normal relaxations with wet swallows. The contractions of esophageal body are
peristaltic with normal amplitude (77.3 mmHg). Small hiatal hernia.

However, when I looked at the report detail in the anatomy of the LES, the measurements were:

LES length 2.3 cm (normal 2.7-4.8)
Intraabdominal LES length 0.0 cm
Hiatal hernia? Yes, 1.2 cm

Is this significant? Is it even possible that the intraabdominal LES length could be 0.0? A normal value was not given.

I really appreciate any help. I will update with the ph study results when I get them.
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