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    Old 01-06-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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    Question Manometry/24 hour Test for Belching

    Hello! I'm wondering if anybody has any input on this. I just saw a new GI for a 2nd opinion regarding my chronic belching problem I've had the last 4 months (have had normal endoscopy, normal abdominal ultrasound, normal blood work and normal barium swallow/small bowel follow through). This doctor is having me do a breath test for H. Pylori (even though my biopsies were negative, he said it can be missed so he's double checking with the breath test). He says if that is normal, he thinks it would be helpful to do a Manometry with a 24 hour ph Impedance test. I am NOT looking forward to having a tube down my throat for 24 hours, or having it passed through my nose. However, if it really could give me an answer, I would do it. The issue is, I have zero heartburn and no sense of acid. I thought this test was more to determine acid reflux, etc.

    Does anybody know if this test could help shine some light on my issue even though all I have is belching? Sometimes I do wonder if I have a weak or malfunctioning muscle/sphincter because I literally have to belch after drinking a sip of anything or even eating something small. It's as though the air can't stay in and has to come right back up...and that makes me wonder if something just isn't working right. But then I think...if something wasn't working right, wouldn't I ALSO be having acid reflux? I'm just very confused and have no idea what to think.

    So a few questions...how miserable is this test actually? And, would it be beneficial for my situation of sudden onset of frequent belching for no apparent reason? What could the test results tell me? I really don't want to do it for no reason.

    If anybody has any input, I'd really appreciate it!

     
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