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Old 06-01-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question stomach problems then LPR, 3 tests still nothing what next?

I have been suffering from belching, stomach burning, and pains like stabbing pains in the upper stomach, and it all started last August. My First GI scoped me twice, first time it was gastritis, H-pylori positive, which was eradicated successfully(tested from biposy,and breath test), second gasteroscopy, was erosive duodenotis, but both times biopsy did not confirm gastritis. the first GI kept switching PPIs, but I wanted to know what is wrong. Changed GIs, but when this one scoped(both endoscopy, and gasteroscopy) said everything looked fine, but that's because I was on Nexium and carafate. Then he did capsule endoscopy, which he said looked OK, but meanwhile, my throat is also having problems ENT said it is because of acid, and diagnosed me with LPR, and increased nexium to 80mg. GI said since he hasn't found anything he doesn't think my body is producing that much acid. But we all know our bodies, and I know that by increasing my nexium to 80mg symptoms got better and when I cut back to 40mg they got worst again. Now GI said I can have PH-metry test.
How good is this test, and what other test can determine stomach acid. I am getting really concerned that they can't get to the bottom of this.

 
Old 06-09-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: stomach problems then LPR, 3 tests still nothing what next?

Hi Londoner

I think you are talking about The 48-Hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test. This test is called the gold standard for measuring esophageal pH (acidity) levels in patients who have or are suspected of having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). here is a web site that talk about it [url]http://www.tmh.org/body.cfm?id=426[/url] I had this test done it is no big deal.
they put a capsule in you during an endocsopy and it measures your ph levels. The capsule then detatches by itsself and you pass it when you go to the bathroom.

Hope this helps

 
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