The manometry is not the most pleasent of test but it's extremely important. It will tell if food moves normally down your throat. If you have problems it will tell which wrap is best for you (full, 270, 180).
You must go in on empty stomach.
They squirt lidocaine up your nose and numb your throat.
Next they thread a small tube with a sensor into your nose down to your stomach. Using you drinking water to help it move easier. You will gag some but not throw-up.
Then they lay you back to get it in position for the test. Try to fight the urge to swallow it will affect the readings and take longer.
Next comes the testing- you're told to sip, hold, and swallow the water on command. You need 10 perfect swallow to complete the test. Don't swallow unless they tell you to and don't talk any.
When finished they pull the tube out quickly and let you rest a bit.
I've never done the 24 hr wire. I did the capsule test (BRAVO). It was very easy.
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