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#1 dimarzio


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:12 AM

My rheumatologist has booked me an appointment for some weird test where I go to the hospital one day and they put a tube in my esophagus then I have to go back the next day for them to remove it.

I gather that this is something to do with measuring reflux, but I've never come across this before.

Does anyone know what this is about? Has anyone had a test like this? How am I going to feel spending 24 hours back home with this tube stuck inside me? I can't believe they are going to do something like this as an outpatient.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:34 AM

Hi Dimarzio,


I've never heard of this exact test, although my husband has a hiatus hernia and suffers with reflux. He had an endoscopy, but it was done in one appointment and he didn't have to leave the hospital with anything more than a cup of tea in his stomach! :wink:


Please let us know how you get on with this procedure.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:51 AM

Thanks Jo - I think I've found the answer here, just in case anyone else has to have it done.  They've just made the appointments but nobody has explained what is being done: 24 Hour Oesophageal pH Testing (NIH Derby Hospital).