According to the physician, you can't have a linx procedure without a 24 hr Ph test, a manometry and a recent endoscopy. Not the most appealing tests especially if there is no hospital in the neighborhood who offers alternative ways of performing the 1st and 2nd.
Here is a question that is haunting me right now because of what the physician told me:
[quote]The critical thing is to see the tests. Many patients find their DeMeester scores are in the normal range and so are ineligible. Let’s see what the tests show and then we can advise further.[quote]
Anyone experience? what does it mean? If many patients have their DeMeester score in the normal range, why do they have reflux? Or are they mistaking what they experience as reflux is actually something else? If that's possible then what could that be?
To be honest, he got me pretty worried. I thought it was clear what my problem was. After 3 endoscopies I was diagnosed with ulcers, gastritis en GERD every single time. I have all the symptoms of acid reflux. Now my biggest worry is that my DeMeester value will be normal because in my mind that will mean that I'm back at the beginning and with a possible procedure planned the beginning of July, I thought I was finally at the end.
can anyone shed some light on this?