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Hello all. I am new to this forum. To give a little history, back in 2009 I was diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia, GERD and esophagitis. And started having issues swallowing. So I was sent for a esophageal manometry which showed low LES pressure but relaxed with water swallows but also showed out of the 10 swallows I did take, that 3 of them were successful and 7 had failed. I was started on numerous different medications which started to help with the reflux but then it came back after awhile. So I was switched to another medicine all in all was on a few different PPIs. Which in the end started to fail me. I eventually just thought it was going to be a way of life and dealt with it as I could.
Well my swallowing issues have been getting much worse lately so I went back to the dr and had an EGD done 3 weeks ago. He found the hernia, esophagitis and I now have Barrett’s Esophagus. He also performed a dilation at that time.
Back in 09 I was told the the Nissen Fundoplication wasn’t really an option for me bc my motility issue of swallowing was already bad enough.
I don’t go back to the dr for another 4 weeks for my follow up after the scope.
Has anyone had any similar issues that can maybe give me some insight on what to expect or what my options may be?
I believe the only test I have not done yet was the barium swallow not that I can remember anyway. This all started at 16 years old.
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