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Has anyone had the endoscopy with the Bravo pH monitoring? Apparently I have to wear a recorder afterwards and keep a food diary. My doctor is trying to decide if the sleeve or RNY is better for me with this test. My question is, do you feel the monitoring device in your esophagus at all? Any issues? I have had a regular endoscopy before and it was pretty painless.

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Hello!

Years ago I had one of these. It wasn't like a endoscopy for me, they did it while I was sitting up and wide awake. The tube and monitor went in my nose and I had to swallow it. But, they probably have a better way now. I could feel it, but you may not. Hope it goes well for you!

Lynda

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Nope, just a very wee bit, and as it passes on through your G.I. tract you feel absotively nothing. Mine passed out at W-M, let the local sewer authority have it. Only knew because it was there when wiping.

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Didn't feel the monitor at all. They put it in while I was under. You'll likely also have to carry around a little external monitor (about the size of a box of cards) to note when/if you feel reflux.

I did also have a monometry (measures the strength and muscle coordination of your esophagus when you swallow), which you have to do while awake.

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I just had this done last week. There was nothing to it. I did have slight chest pain the first day from the inserted capsule.

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Yesterday I got it done. I do feel it, especially when I eat. It feels like food gets stuck and I have to drink something to make it go away. I also had a hard time finding a comfortable position sleeping because it felt like the monitor was pulling if that makes sense. The good part is after Friday I can get rid of this thing. The bad part is I can't take any heartburn meds (including tums) until I'm done with it.

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bmore4peace,

That is how it went for me, it was miserable and oh the heartburn. Afterwards they told me that I make a lot of acid. You think? :)

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