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I have chosen heartburn. The diagnosis of heartburn can be as simple as explaining the symptoms to your doctor but sometimes further testing may be involved. Sometime an endoscopy can be ordered this is a procedure that views the esophagus via a long their tube inserted through the throat. Other things that may be used for diagnosis is a 24-hour esophageal probe this is used if the patient has chest or abdominal pain,
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Unformatted text preview: couponing or asthma like symptoms. This test consists of a long narrow flexible tube inserted through the nose down the esophagus and monitors acid levels to determine if it correlates with the described symptoms. I would agree with a doctor’s diagnosis of heartburn unless I was experiencing chest pain then I would demand an EKG just to make sure there were no issues with the heart that could be causeing the issue....
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  • Spring '10
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn, 24-hour esophageal probe, narrow flexible tube, monitors acid levels

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