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Wow!

I just had my esophageal manometry last week.

Does every surgeon do this prior to WLS?

I had such difficulty getting that tube down, but I stuck with it and so did the technicians doing the test.

I would encourage everyone, you will get through it. But not a plesant experience.

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How is this different from an endoscopy?

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Just curious as to what is was like

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How is this different from an endoscopy?

Yes, very different from the EGD.

Mine was done in the office, no anesthesia.

Simply put,it gauges how your esophagus works. A very thin tube goes up your nose and down

your esophagus that has sensors in it.

Once you have it in you have to swallow a small amount of liquid, mine was saline,every

30 seconds for 10 swallows.

I could "see" my esophagus as the swallow went down to my stomach, on the machine.

Just curious if it is widely done, because in 2007 when I qualified for the Lab-Band

they didn't require it. (I never got the banding done, now I am planning for a VSG in February)

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I've had it three times. Once five years before the band surgery. Once in August (2013) before the band came out and then October (2013) after band out/before sleeve. I hear all my surgeons patients are required a year post op too. I find "snorting" the numbing gel to be the worst. My gf didn't have to it. Different surgeon.

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I've never had one pre or post VSG. 3 1/2 years out. :)

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I never had too hav it n I had my sleeve fine June 2013 in Ashland ky! He did have too do a CT of my esophagus n stomach few months out n had too drink chalk because of some issues I was having with nutrition! Happy New Year too everyone n Good Luck !

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I recently had an esophageal manometry, and it was by far the worst test that I've endured! I had to have 10 consecutive uninterrupted swallows. The numbing spray wore off half way through the test, which was painful. My test lasted for about 1 hr 15 mins because I couldn't get 10 consecutive sips and swallows without the intermittent swallows by nature. Smh I felt like I was choking the entire time! My RN was extremely nice and considerate, which helped, a little. Yet and still, I will NOT have that test again! I'm currently awaiting results to determine whether or not the sleeve or bypass would be most appropriate.

Dawnie_doo

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I had to have one a few weeks ago. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. It burned pretty bad going in but only for a few seconds. The person doing it told me to stick my tongue out in between swallows which helped a lot so it went pretty quickly for me.

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