How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 56541
Experience:  Medical Doctor Trained at a Top Academic Institution
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Had upper GI and many tests and can not swallow food seems

This answer was rated:

had upper GI and many tests and can not swallow food seems to get lodged and have a lot of pain when eating
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
Have you had a barium swallow and manometry ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what is a manometry

Thanks for the reply Debra.
It measures esophageal pressure and contraction
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no

This is the next step
You likely have an abormal contraction of the esophagus
The synchronized contraction is out of sync
I recommend esophageal manometry as a next step
Treatment will depend on what is found
Here's an article for you to read
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/esophageal-manometry/MY01208
Dr. Phil, MD and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
I appreciate the excellent rating.
I would be happy to help you in the future. Just ask for Dr. Phil in your question opening or bookmark this page http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-irondoc/
I greatly appreciate a positive rating in the customer satisfaction survey that you will receive via email. It is important for me to get your feedback. Thank you. :)