PH IMPEDANCE TEST DONE!!!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/22/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!
Last week I have had the 24 hour impedance ph test.Well, I have to say it was not so awful how I expected...The tube was a very thin wire,I had no problem to swallow,no gag reflex,nothing!I just was feeling "something uncomfortable"in my throat,like as a lump in my throat.It was a little annoying when I swallowed saliva or food,when I drank and when I talked.I also had no problem sleeping.
This exam is just boring and annoying,nothing else! wink
Unfortunately I could not have the motility test too!I was too frightened and nervous:( The doctor tried to insert the tube but tha one was very painful in my nose and I stopped the exam!:(
Now I really regret not to have this test done because I think it's very important for a correct diagnosis!
I am waiting for the impedance test's result,I am so curious!!!
I regret not to have the impedance test before...I thought it was worse tongue I'm really very happy I managed!!!! yeah

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 2/22/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Candybia,
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the PH monitor! Your positive experience and sharing will no doubt make it easier for someone else to go forward with that very important test.

I hope that you gain the courage to go forward with the manometry, if it's something deemed necessary after you get the results of the PH monitor. If you need support, here's the place to get it! We'll do what we can to prepare you for another go at it.

I'm curious...how did they know where to place the PH wire without having measured your esophagus with the manometry? My guess is that they took measurements during an endoscopy. Just wondering!

Let us know when you get the results.
Congratulations on your courage!
Take care,
Denise

Post Edited (dencha) : 2/22/2011 8:09:21 PM (GMT-7)


Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/22/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks dencha!
The doctor first placed the tube and then she measured my ph acid and basic and she adjusted well(I hope!!!):)
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/23/2011 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Any suggestions about the manometry test???The tube is not as thin as the impedance test:( darn!!!
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/23/2011 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
darn!!!Sorry for my English!:)
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

stkitt
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 2/23/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,  no worries about your English. :-)
 
What you can expect the manometry test?
 

A healthcare professional will apply a cream to numb the inside of your nostrils. Then a thin, flexible, lubricated tube will be passed through your nose and advanced into your stomach while you swallow sips of water. Mild, brief gagging may occur while the tube is passed through the throat. When the tube is in position, you will be sitting upright or lying on your back while the tube is connected to a computer. Once the test begins it is important to breathe slowly and smoothly, remain as quiet as possible and avoid swallowing unless instructed to do so. As the tube is slowly pulled out of your esophagus, the computer measures and records the pressures in different parts of your esophagus.

But I am sure others who have had the test will chime in here. The thing that would help me is to keep in mind that the 30 minutes will be over quickly and then this test is behind you.

Good luck and thinking of you,

Kitt

 
~~Kitt~~
Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
www.healingwell.com

"If you can't change the world, change your world"

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/23/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much stkitt!You were very helpful!I just tried to have this test but I couldn't because the tube was very painful into my nose!!!:(
Maybe because of my fear...I was terrified and my muscles were very hard!My neck was very hard!!!I should be quieter...
Thank you again!;)
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

Alcie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5029
   Posted 2/23/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Martina - At least the manometry test only takes a few minutes. Try not to worry about it. You have to do it or they can't do surgery.
Alcie
 
 

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/23/2011 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctor told me it takes at least 20 minutes,sometimes more.No one talked me about any surgery.
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 2/24/2011 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
You might have what they call a deviated septum. I have one and it made my manometry test uncomfortable.
Ask your doctor to check you for one. Maybe they can figure out an easier way for you?
Yes, it is a little frighting. I had to put my mind in a Zen state to get through it.
Joy

amandapanda82
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 2/24/2011 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a deviated septum as well so it was not fun trying to get the tube through my nose.

Bottom line-does it suck? Yes. I, for one, cannot stand having anything put into the back of my throat, much less my nose. BUT I did do it. It is SO important to have it done if you are going to have the lap nissen done. Even if you aren't, it can give some very important information for your doctors.

However, can you get through it? ABSOLUTELY! Trust me dear, if I can do it ANYONE can. I thought a lot about my godson and my husband...just tried to picture them encouraging me through the whole thing. I was so proud of myself when I was done...trust me you can do it!

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/28/2011 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had the ph impedance test's result.
I'm trying to translate it but it's not so easy :-)
Well...

The ph impedance registration by "acid pull throught",showed a percentual of acid total exposure equal to 0.3%( normal values of Italian population less than 4.8%).
Capacity of esophageal clearance is normal.
The DeMeester score is negative.
Totally the exam registered a higher number of refluxes than normal and equal to 41 (values within < 48 ).
Refluxes are normally distributed in type and frequence of occurrence.
Esophageal bolus clerance's time is normal.
There were 25 symptoms ( 20 heartburns,5 chestpains) unrelated to refluxes.

CONCLUSIONS:the exam is in general NOT indicative of pathological GERD.
Probable functional disease.

Then what does it mean?!?Can I now say that I'm not suffering of GERD???
I don't understand...what do you think about it??
Next Friday I will go to my GE and ask about everything.
This exam seems to say GERD is not my problem!!!Uhm...

I hope you can understand what I wrote tongue

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/28/2011 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Ehy, no one answer?? :(
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

Candybia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 2/28/2011 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry nobody is interested:(
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 2/28/2011 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Martina,
Sorry that nobody has responded to you yet. I guess everyone is really busy. Wow! You got more information about your test results than I ever did!

So, from what I can read in your results, your reflux numbers were within the normal limits of someone who does not suffer from severe GERD. ("acid total exposure equal to 0.3%( normal values of Italian population less than 4.8%)".

It said that the Demeester score was negative, so that means you actually had little or no reflux during the test. A Demeester score of 14 or lower is considered "normal". That said, I had two PH tests and one Demeester score was 4 and the other 14 (two years later), while I was suffering from reflux and its effects on my asthmatic lungs.

It sounds like they'll be looking elsewhere for the cause of your problems. "Probable functional disease" sounds like they think you may have something else going on. Do you have difficulty swallowing? They may think your swallowing is a bit off and that's causing your issues.

I would expect that you will need some additional testing if you're still suffering from symptoms. That dreaded manometry may be in your future. You can do it!

I hope that helps a bit. I'm no expert, but that's what I get out of it. Others may be by soon to explain in better than I can!
Take care,
Denise

heartland
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 10/21/2012 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to question if someone really has severe GI issues if they act this test is easy. It has to be done to determine surgery, but I had it done on Wednesday and it was not enjoyable. I choked numerous times before the tube went down and it felt like I was being tickled the whole time. I slept maybe 4 hours that night. I was very symptomatic and I received no after care instructions
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:07 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,669 posts in 329,387 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161840 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, 6catlady.
259 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
sparkleplenty, halo52208, Serfr, kit49, Envsciguy, Aurora2013, Sahale