What is a 24 hr esophageal pH test like?

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  • MARK
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    1 month ago

    It is unpleasant. That's about as bad as it is. The worst part is inserting the tube through your nose and down your throat. Having the tube in place for 24 hours is a minor discomfort. Having the tube removed is not pleasant but less unpleasant than its insertion. A lot is subjective. If you can't bear the slightest discomfort then you will find this to be a very disagreeable 24 hours. However, enabling your physician to make a diagnosis and getting the proper treatment is better than not having the test done.

    • Annette1 month agoReport

      I have a bad gag reflex. That is my only worry.  I have a pretty high pain tolerance.

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  • 2 months ago

    that's when they close the hole in the heart

    • Annette2 months agoReport

      No. They put a tube up your nose into your stomach to measure the acid.

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    • Annette2 months agoReport

      Thank you. I was looking for someone who has had it done so I kind of know what to expect 

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