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Paendoscopy and dilation

jackflash22's picture
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My throat dilation didn't work but they will try again. The good news is it's not throat cancer I did have it on my mind as a friend of mine had cancer that blocked her throat.  The surgeon said it is blocked with scar tissue. better luck next time and back to the ensures and PEG tube.

lornal's picture
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Joined: Sep 2013

How long have you been out of treatment?  Pretty recent, wasn't it?  Will you be getting a PET scan anytime soon?  I heard the radiation scar tissue story too long only to find out it was a tumor. A big one.  Anyway, a PET scan would rule out cancer, so I hope you do hae one.

Sorry the dilation didn't work.  Was it an ENT or GI who did it?  The first time I had one, they had to use a pediatric scope.


jackflash22's picture
Posts: 451
Joined: Aug 2013

They used a rigid probe and think I'd be better with a bendy one to go round the bend of my throat. they did a panendoscy with a scope first and looked at my voice box, top of my feeding pipe and vocal cords and said they were clear of cancer. I have to wait now until I get another appt. Tonight I,m really feeling sick and keep vomiting but of course because of the blockage it hits my throat, hurts, burns and gurgles down again. I feel awful. I feel cold but my skin is burning up. Also I feel ache-y  Do you know if when I want to be sick I can open my PEG tube and let some of the stomach contents out. If anyone reads this please get back to me about the sickness solution.

debbiejeanne's picture
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JF, sorry the dialation didn't work.  maybe next time w/a bendy tube it will be much better.  i don't have a solution for the sickness but wanted to tell you i'm praying for you to feel better.


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