Doing my 24 PH right but..concerned with the numbers I'm getting; don't think its acid reflux

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

Chilifries
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/14/2014 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't what's going on..I thought I had acid reflux, but now I'm not so sure what I'm looking at the numbers on the machine.

After I finish eating meals the numbers go from 5.5 to 7.0; while I was eating..it ranged from 6.x to high as 8.2...could it mean I have bile reflux? or non-acidic..reflux whatever that means. Even after eating spicy foods and soda (to see how bad it could go), it sticks around that range. And Im getting my heart burn (slight attacks) around PH of 6.5-7.0.

I did get an endoscopy but they found nothing..stricture wasn't there compared to the last 2 years I had it done (what a relief)

And the 24-hr records your PH level over 24 hours--even if you don't press the buttons?

Post Edited (Chilifries) : 4/14/2014 8:58:16 PM (GMT-6)


Alcie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5004
   Posted 4/15/2014 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Chili,

Something is not right. You aren't seeing evidence of acid. Do you have the Bravo device?

The gadget may have come off. Readings of 8 indicate it may be in your intestine. Readings around 7 are normal, no acid.

My readings were 0 to 2 at highest the first day. Then the thing fell off and the readings went to 8. I wrote down my readings.

You'll probably have to have an X-ray to see where the gadget is.

Chilifries
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/15/2014 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
No I didn't do the bravo test. I have the catheter up my nose. I know it works since when I burp I get the reading at 2.0 to 3.0. But it's been going from 6 to 7; 8 when I'm eating; stays in the 6.5 - 7 when I'm digesting; fasting it's 6.0 to 6.3. I have had dmg to my esphogus in the past 2 endoscopy so I'm guessing it's bile or some slight acid/non reflux. Said my les is working (not sure if it's 100%--need to wait 2 weeks). Driving me nuts that they may not figure this out

Pat Tall
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 950
   Posted 4/15/2014 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
"Gastric acid is produced by cells lining the stomach, which are coupled to systems to increase acid production when needed. Other cells in the stomach produce bicarbonate, a base, to buffer the fluid, ensuring that it does not become too acidic. These cells also produce mucus, which forms a viscous physical barrier to prevent gastric acid from damaging the stomach. Cells in the beginning of the small intestine or duodenum, further produce large amounts of bicarbonate to completely neutralize any gastric acid that passes further down into the digestive tract."

I think this accounts for the different readings (maybe). . Hope this helps.

Alcie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5004
   Posted 4/15/2014 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, it's the readings of 2 - 3 that are important. That's the acid in the stomach coming up. The high readings are normal. It's not normal for acid to be in the esophagus. Your esophagus is getting injured when acid gets to it.

Hit the button when you burp.

Did you have a barium swallow?

Chilifries
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 4/15/2014 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah darnit..I didn't hit the button when I burped, since I didn't consider it regurgitation or anything. But the 24ph machine still should have the readings of 2s-3s even w/o me hitting it right? because i think that's the ONLY time i hit 2s and 3s..burping.

Alcie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5004
   Posted 4/15/2014 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
At least you noticed it. Something to discuss with the doctor. Acid shouldn't be coming up just because you burp.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:25 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,974,052 posts in 326,154 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161227 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, lennep123.
427 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
suppwife, mattamx, Katerina-b, Bohemond, JohnnyG113, MacroMan, Crazyick