Chances that my GERD could actually be Achalasia

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I was diagnosed with gerd over a year ago. I have my ups and downs. Recently I have been having this problem where food and liquids are being regurgitated soon after eating and sometimes up to a few hours after. I have had the following tests done in the last year:

Endoscopy

Chest X-rays

EKG

Blood works

Stomach ultrasound

Is there any way that I could actually have Achalasia? The internet fills me with fears about my health. Thanks.

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    Achalasia is extremly rare and it would show on the endoscopy procedure, don't worry about it. I think that your anxiety just worsens the problem.

    I doubt that you would gent achalasia in a year after the endoscopy. Don't search the Internet too much. You'll just worsens your condition.

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    Your symptoms are similar to Achalasia but it is very rare if you don't have other problems like a autoimmune disease that could be the cause what I suggest you to do is see your doctor who can with simple tests rule out Achalasia like a barium swallow test

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      I wouldn't do a barrium swallow for that. Too much radiation. I would rather wait for my next endoscopy. It's much safer.

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    I have sjogren's syndrome and GERD, Barretts (plus other ailmnets) and i regugitate a lot and have chest pains  but  in neither of my 2 endoscopies was it mentioned i had Achalasia and i have just put it down to GERD. So perhaps autoimmune problems doesnt necessarily mean you will have achalasia.however all my GI problems are thought to be caused by my SS according to the gastroenterolgist

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