Finished 24hr PH Test - couldn't feel reflux?

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speedygerd
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   Posted 2/12/2013 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I survived my 24hour PH test and it wasn't too bad at all. The insertion of the manometry catheter (for the first test) and then the ph impedance probe was pretty weird / uncomfortable, but after that, everything seemed fine. The probe going into my nose bothered me a bit while I was eating, but otherwise wasn't too bothersome.

However, one thing I'm concerned about is that I only felt mild reflux throughout my 24hr ph testing period. Usually I feel pretty strong heartburn signs, and I'm wondering if having in the ph probe can suppress your feelings of it? Literally as soon as I got the probe out, I got really bad heartburn walking to the car and it has remained that way for the past hour or so. Thoughts? Anybody with a similar experience and still had a high demeester score?

I hope my ph test showed an accurate picture of my acid reflux! I'd prefer not to have to do that again!

Gastricman
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   Posted 2/12/2013 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi speedy,
 
When I had my 24 hour Ph/Impedence, my gastroeneterologist asked me to challenge my GERD.
 
He wanted me to reflux during the 24 hours, noting the reflux episodes on the monitor, especially when laying down. I was also asked to perform all normal activities of the period, which is hard when you have a probe all the way into your distal esophagus.
 
When he removed the Ph/Impendence probe, I was in the same state as when I walked in (i.e. not perfect!), until restarting the PPI.
 
Let us know what your results are for the Manometry and Ph/Impendence. Thanks.
 
FWIW,
 
Gastricman
 
 
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