Manometry procedure ( How is it done? )
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Modified on: Fri, 14 May, 2021 at 6:08 AM
- Esophageal manometry is a test used to measure the functionality of muscles of the esophagus(food pipe).
- Manometry is indicated in people who have pain or difficulty in swallowing, heartburn, bringing food back up and chest pain.
- A flexible tube will be inserted through your nose, down your esophagus, and into your stomach.
- You may have to swallow a small amount of water to help assesses how well the sphincter and muscles are working.
- For pH monitoring a thin, narrow tube with a sensor on the end that detects acid is passed softly through your nose into the food pipe and is held about 2 inches above the lower esophageal sphincter.
- The tube that comes out of your nose is attached to a recording device that is portable and can be worn on your belt or over your shoulder.
- You are expected to continue all the routine activities and press the appropriate buttons on your recorder during activities, as instructed by your nurse practitioner.
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