Bravo test required?
In these days of extensive testing, I wanted to see if I really need the bravo test. I have no heartburn or reflux but possibly do have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (silent reflux). Few questions
1) Can a doc with a regular endoscopy or modified barium swallow tell if I have a hiatal hernia?
2) Is the bravo test still quite uncomfortable? On the boards, I see folks complain about every swallow being a little tough and result in a belch and the constant sensation of something in the esophagus. They also say that even though monitoring is done in 48 hours, the capsule takes 7 days to come off and till it doesn't, it's quite uncomfortable. My doc explained it differently saying once the capsule is attached to my esophagus, I feel nothing at all and perfectly normal