Is 24 hour stomach acid test worth doing??

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doctor who did my endoscopy said he would NOT have it done himself!

also not sure I can handle it - endo felt really sore for me sad

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    The test is used to determine your levels of acidity. It is usually combined with manometry to measure the efficiency of your lower oesophageal sphincter.

    When I had my 24hr pH manometry I wrote a blog at the time. Part of that was reproduced in the last issue of Barrett's Wessex newsletter (which is downloadable from the www BarrettsWessex org uk website) .

    I have attached a photo of the relevant article (though the picture used is not of me) .

    It was far easier than endoscopy.

    If you are considering a fundplication, the procedure is a necessary.precursor.

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    Hi Babs,

    ?I had this done last week and I didn't find it too bad, infact I had the best night sleep in months.

    ?Still waiting the results.

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      Thanks Ruby!

      what exactly did they do? One Dr told me th ere is a metal hook holding the catheter in place?? That sounded very off Putting! And they want to do manometry as well...

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