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Reflux and pH Probe Study

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  • Posted By: MissMelissa
  • September 7, 2007
  • 04:18 AM

Ok...here goes.


I'm a 21 year old female who's posted in this area before. I've been having a problem with what feels like a golf ball in my throat (called a globus sensation, I believe) since March. In April I was started on Nexium 20mg a day to rule out reflux, since my voice box was said to be swallow during the quick scope at the ENT. The feeling didn't go away. In July I was started on 20mg 2x a day (before breakfast and dinner). Within about 2 weeks the feeling was gone for the most part. I have been soo happy that it is gone. No reflux has been noted on the upper GI (I guess that that's common) but I was sure we had figured out the cause. My cat scan was negative for any structual defects and masses, so I know that's not what it is. Anyway, in the meantime I have come back to college and started eating college food (but being fairly careful), and the feeling returned. I'm so frustrated because it is really an obnoxious feeling. I feel like I am choking and I hate it.

Getting to the part about the pH probe study. I really want to try this and see if I get a conclusive answer from it, but my dr. said that I need a double probe pH study because of the location of my symptoms. He says no where around me does this. I don't quite understand the double probe, but I guess its one in the esophagus and one in the larynx or something. If anyone could tell me anything about this it would be great. Especially if you've had one. I am so frustrated because I can't get any answers. I also need to see a gastroenterologist instead of my GP and ENT, but I thought the feeling was gone so I never made the appointment :-(


Any advice with any of this would be wonderful, thanks!

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  • *Voicebox was said to be swollen, not swallow. Nobody's ever heard of a double probe pH study???:confused:
    MissMelissa 10 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
    • 02:39 AM
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