A little background... In January (age 24) I got an endoscopy. I had a case of oral thrush and my hair started falling out back in November so my doctor though I was not absorbing something so she referred me to GI. Well, after my endoscopy my GI said everything looked fine but my z-line was slightly irregular. He bioposied it but said that I could have been born with that. Anyways, 2 weeks later I got a phone call saying that I had Barrett's from long-time GERD. I didn't even know what GERD was. I was just told to take PPI's despite having no symptoms. I requested another endoscopy with a bravo study in 6 months.
So I just got my 2nd endoscopy/bravo done. I am walking around with this monitor and am really confused. The info I have found on the internet is not helping. Pretty much my ph level is staying between 6 and 7. It dropped to like 5.5 once or twice. But what is freaking me out is that it shot up in the 8's and 9's and even said 'hi' when I was sitting in the car. I had no feeling on reflux or burning. One web-site said that could mean bile but I have no symptoms of bile reflux (stomach pain, vomiting, etc) I know I have to wait for the results, but I am just really worried at why those numbers shoot up a few times. The doctor said everything looked fine during the endoscopy. Any info on the ph scale would be great. Just looking for the basics, and the internet is providing way too much info. Thanks.