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pH Reflux Monitoring

pH Reflux Monitoring

Indication

To verify the presence of esophageal reflux

Explanation

The pH in the esophagus is usually neutral. Reflux can occur if the esophageal sphincter does not open and close properly, then acid and stomach contents can come back up, into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the upper chest and the esophagus.

Procedure