Esophageal manometry is a test that measures the function of the esophagus and the characteristics of the valve between your esophagus and the stomach. The test provides information that assists the doctor in the diagnosis of patients with swallowing difficulties and gastroesophageal reflux disease http://www.memorialhermann.org/digestive/gerd/ .
Esophageal manometry is also used for evaluation prior to surgery. Esophageal manometry is the recording of muscle pressures and coordination of activity in the esophagus. It can evaluate the action of the muscle waves (peristalsis) in the main portion of the esophagus, as well as the muscle valve at the lower end of it (the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES).
Preparing for the Procedures
- You may have regular meals on the day before the test.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. This also includes chewing gum, mints and hard candies.
- You may take certain necessary medications with a small sip of water up to two hours before the test. Please check with your doctor regarding any medications you take.
- Notify the nurse or doctor if you are diabetic! Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding insulin dosage and when to take your pills for diabetes.
- You will be asked to sign an informed consent and provide information regarding allergies, medicines you are now taking, existing medical conditions and previous surgeries.
- You will remain awake for the procedure.
For seven days prior to the study, do not take
- Omez, Omeprazole
For three days prior to the study, do not take
For 24 hours days prior to the study, do not take
- ANY antacid