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What symptoms of esophageal problems are detected by a pH test?

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The pH test is commonly used to help identify the cause of symptoms such as:

  • Heartburn, primarily in patients who have failed medical treatment and are candidates for surgery
  • Uncommon symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), such as chest pain, chronic cough, and asthma

From: The Esophagus and pH Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The National Institutes of Health.
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCES: The National Institutes of Health.
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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