PH IMPEDANCE TEST RESULT

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Candybia
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   Posted 2/28/2011 1:59 PM (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

dencha
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   Posted 2/28/2011 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again! I posted on your other thread. The great thing is that you won't have to have surgery! Something to celebrate!
Denise

Candybia
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   Posted 2/28/2011 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise!:)
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

Candybia
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   Posted 3/6/2011 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry nobody is interested...maybe nobody had this test done...I don't Know..I'm very sad...
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

couchtater
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
You might have a motility issue? Have you had a manometry test?
Joy

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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
"pathological" vs. "functional" probably refers to the specific question of how the stomach is controlling acid reflux up into the esophagus. "Pathological" would mean there's a defective organ; "functional" would mean the stomach and esophagus are functioning normally yet you are still experiencing pain. It's interesting that one part of the report says "higher number of refluxes than normal" but then later says this is not indicative of pathological GERD. Your questions really should be taken to the GI who did the exam and gave you the device.
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Candybia
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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Kazbern.I have had 41 refluxes and my GI said that normal refluxes are until about 50,then I don't have GERD.
The exam was made by an"operator",not by my GI...
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

Candybia
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   Posted 3/6/2011 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My problem could be caused by anxiety and stress...that's what every doctor said to me....
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

bruner21
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   Posted 3/10/2011 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Candybia

What are your next steps since you dont have GERD? How are you doing? What are you main symptoms? I am getting tested in 2 weeks.

miketx
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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
"My problem could be caused by anxiety and stress...that's what every doctor said to me...."

That's what my GI said as well. So I made lifestyle adjustments and reduced my stress. Guess what? Reflux is still here.

dencha
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   Posted 3/10/2011 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi miketx,
Welcome to Healing Well! Hey, reducing stress isn't going to close an LES that is insufficient and won't hold acid and food in your stomach!
Glad you've joined the conversation.
Take care,
Denise

Candybia
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   Posted 3/11/2011 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!I'm very disappointed and angry with my GI! mad
I came back to him to show him my ph impedance test's results.
He was very listless,superficial and rude.
He was yawning all the time in my face!!!He told me my problem is not GERD because the test was negative...at the same time he told me that this kind of test is not always perfect and reliable,then I might have a GERD with a "negative"Ph test!
shocked
He has been persisting to have this accursed test for some years!!!!And ..for what?!?It does not have any sense! shocked sad
He told me to continue with the paroxetine(even though he told me I can't continue these drugs until I will have 90 years old...),to stop smoking,and gave me Ranitidine 300 mg!
I can say after this"followup"my symptoms got incredibly worse!!!
I'm so angry...so unhopeful...so tired!!!
Anyhow,my symptoms are: an empty feeling in my stomach all the time,as a "hole",languor,cramps,inappetence and heaviness after a small meal,a bitter and acid mouth,boiled and white tongue,acidity,sometimes heartburn and pain,hypersalivation,sometimes a dry throat and thirst,sometimes nausea,a bloated belly,burpings and sometimes small refluxes after drinking.
Can it be enough? tongue shakehead mad
What about your symptoms?

Candybia
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   Posted 3/11/2011 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey bruner21,I just replied;)
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.

bruner21
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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Candybia

My symptoms used to be nausea but that is controlled by motilium and my acid is controlled by nexium...but i am cosntatnly bloated, burping, and reguritating, so uncomfortable....i dont think the Nissen would be right for me because burping and vomitting are my only relief...and it makes it so you cant?? so confused!

Usagihime
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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Candybia, it really angers me to hear stories about uncaring GIs. They're not the ones in pain and agony here, and they are not the ones suffering the consequences as a result of leaving the symptoms untreated! mad

Candybia
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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Usagihime you are true...but every GI can't do much more...the same stupid meds...unluckly my "functional"problem is not Known enough by doctors...Doctors don't have an aswer,so they can only say that you are anxious...Even though it's 2011,medical science is limited,as well as meds...it's very sad I Know,maybe it would be better to have a GERD and have a surgery...I can't have surgeries...only live with this BIG problem!
Jatal hernia,gastritis GERD
 
 
 
Martina from Italy.
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