Well the dilatation can give you a sore throat for a day or so. Not a bad one, just irritated. Usually you won't be allowed to eat solid food for several hours after, just soft. I usually just wanted something cold like a malt anyway afterwards.
The PH study is another thing...Depending on which one they do. If it's the Bravo it can be quite irritating in the throat. It clips to the lining inside. Now the wire probe one is irritating in general. The wire is uncomfortable and can pull at times in the nose. Especially when swallowing. It helps to hold the wire when swallowing.
I have done each of these several times and while not enjoyable, it's doable.
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