Hi I had a panendoscopy yesterday to see why I have problems swallowing and I am still feeling the after effects of the general anaesthetic and tramadol (for the sore throat). Anyway, my ENT has found a few things from the panendoscopy.
* There is confirmed acid reflux
* He has said the bottom of my oesophagus (the ring part) has narrowed and gotten tight
* He has said as well my cricopharyngeal muscle has "hypertrophied" (?)
I have a confirmed goitre and Hashimoto's.
So the ENT consultant has asked my doctor to prescribe me lansoprazole and to put me on twice the normal dose to being my difficulty swallowing/reflux under control.
My question is, has anyone here had similar findings reported to them and if they have gone to a gastroenterologist? My ENT consultant wants my doctor to refer me to gastroenterology but I am not sure whether to do this now given my ongoing digestive symptoms or wait for the lansoprazole to work. Any ideas please?