REFLUX I DONT THINK SO

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HI AND THANKS TO ALL WHO ENDED UP IN MY IN BOX AND BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY I HAVE DECIDED TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

BEFORE GOING ON HOLIDAY I HAD ENDOSCOPY[BENIGN POLYPS WITH INFLAMATION AND THE SAME WEEK HAD BARIUM FOLLOW THROUGH NOW UNKNOWN TO ME JUST THE WEEK BEFORE INFACT A FEW DAYS BEFORE I HAD AN URGENT APP DROP THROUGH THE DOOR TELLING ME TO GO FOR A GUIDED NEEDLE BIOBSY OF NECK. FOUND OUT VIA G.P IT WAS A SUSPECTED THYROID CANCER. COULDNT TAKE THE TEST AS I WAS FLYING OUT THAT NIGHT AND ALTHOUGH RISKS ARE LOW I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN COVERED WITH MEDICAL INS SO I HAD IT DONE ON FRIDAY. THE CONSULTANT DID THE SCAN AND I DIDNT REQUIRE THE BIOPSY HE FOUND AN ENLARGED THYROID WITH BENIGN NODULES WHAT A BIG RELEIF IT WAS FOR ME AND NOW I CAN UNDERSTAND ITS THAT THATS PRESSING DOWN ON THE OESOPHAGIS AND I EITHER WANT TO EAT OR DONT AND HAVE LOST WEIGHT DUE TO THIS AND THERE WAS ACID REFLUX.

SO ALTHOUGH MANY OF YOU WILL NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU GO WITH WHAT YOU THINK IS WRONG AND DONT BE LED WITH OTHERS FEEDING YOU THE WRONG INFO THAT INCLUDES YOUR G.P MINE WELL BOTH MALES WERE TOLD OF MY PROBLEMS AND I TOLD THEM OVER AND OVER THAT SOMETHING WAS REALLY WRONG IT TOOK ME WAIT FOR IT JUST OVER 2 YEARS BEING PASSED FROM PILLAR TO POST ALONG WITH BLOOD TESTS FOR THYROID WHICH ALWAYS SHOWED UP NEGATIVE SO AT LONG LAST THE MEDICAL CONDITION HAS BEEN FOUND.

PEOPLE WERE ASKING IF YOU CAN HAVE BACK PROBLEMS WITH THIS REFLUX WELL YOU CANT AND IVE HAD THAT MEDICALLY CONFIRMED.I DO SUFFER FROM BACK PROBLEMS BUT THEY ARE NOT LINKED IN ANYWAY.LIKE OTHERS I WOULD SUGGEST IF YOU HAVE PAIN OVER SHOULDER AREA WITH REFLUX SEE YOUR G.P FOR ULTRASOUND AS THIS IS MORE LIKELY TO BE GALL BLADDER RELATED.

UNLIKE ME THE RULE OF THUMB SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT GO AWAY WITHIN 10-14 DAYS SEE YOUR DOCTOR THATS WHAT THEY ARE TRAINED FOR. INTERNET READING CAN HARM YOU AND MESS WITH YOUR BRAIN.

ALL TESTS I HAD DONE CAUSED JUST A LITTLE DISCOMFORT A VERY SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR THE CORRECT DIAGNOSIS.

I WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED AND TELL YOU WHAT THE NEXT TREATMENT WILL BE BUT DO REMEMBER NOT ALL ACID REFLUX IS CONNECTED TO THE STOMACH!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL AND SO SORRY CANT REPLY TO THE MANY PEOPLE AND I MEAN MANY.

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    Goodness glad you got your diagnoses. I always dread having to catch a plain, and then getting an appointment like yours to see a specialist or something like. I think I would have done the same as you. I had the acid reflux, pain in throat from November to March, since my Oesophagy in amsrch, and nothing found, I do not have the reflux.  

    Weard that. Good luck to you too. I was not one of the in box peps, but found your post interesting. 

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    am a tad confused ..but am "very" grateful that Beth has found what appears to be a "cure or fix"....while most standard blood tests do not include TSH, I find it

    necessary with almost any disorder since it regulates homestasis....perhaps insurance companies won't pay for this unless dr proves probable implicatiion?

    I pay out of pocket $160 for the TSH

    What's confusing? an enlarged thyroid has differing sytmptons than REFLUX..of course you can have both disorders....we were hypo not hyper..and had non acid reflux (undiagnosed) .its a non issue currently...

    Always do your homework...discuss your findings with your Dr..while some may not like that you have some knowledge most appreciate your effort to understand your disorder/s.

    Claudio

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      HI,

      SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION AS YOU SAY BUT I WAS INITALLY SENT FOR ENDOSCOPY ETC BECAUSE OF SYMPTOMS POINTING TO REFLUX [WHICH I DO HAVE] BUT AND THERE WAS A BUT I WAS NOT SWALLOWING MY FOOD VERY WELL EVERYTHING WAS GETTING STUCK IN MY THROAT SO NEW G.P SENT ME FOR THOSE TESTS HOWEVER A VERY CLEVER DENTAL PRO WHO I WAS ATTENDING PICKED UP ON WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A AUTOIMMUNE PROBLEM AND REFERED ME TO A CONSULTANT IN E.N.T AND IT WAS HE WHO REALISED THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON.HE SENT ME FOR A BARIUM SWALLOW AND THIS ALONG WITH ENDOSCOPY FINDINGS SHOWED AN AREA WHICH WAS SOMEWHAT SUSPECT INTURN A FINE NEDDLE BIOPSY WAS CARRIED OUT LAST WEEK [FRI] AND THE FIRST PART AN ALTRASOUND TEST HE SAW THE ENLARGED THYROID WITH NODULES.

      REFLUX WAS PRESENT BECAUSE I WAS NO DIGESTING MY FOOD AND IN TURN WAS CAUSING ACIDITY.

      MY BLOODS FOR THIS WERE DONE AT HOSPITAL LEVEL I.E BLOODS WERE SENT FROM G.P SURGERY FOR TESTING TO THE LAB THYROID PROBLEMS ARE NOT ALWAYS DETECTED BY BLOOD SAMPLES ALONE AND THE ONES THAT THEY USE CAN BE TOO SIMPLE ITS NOT TO YOU ARE PROPERLY DIAGNOSED THAT YOU HAVE A COMPLETE BLOOD SCREEN CARRIED OUT BUT THIS IS NOW IRRELEVENT ON MY PART AS IVE HAD ALL SCANS ETC CARRIED OUT.

      ONE OR MORE OF THE NODULES IS PRESSING DOWN ON THE OESOPHAGUS CAUSING DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING AND I WILL NOW HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THEY INTEND DOING IF ANYTHING.

      HOPE THIS CLEARS THE CONFUSION.

      REGARDS

      BETH 

       

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