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Examinations

Parents who experienced infant reflux are a great resource regarding examinations. That is our goal in providing you with this website. We are not a substitute for medical advice and you should seek out a professional that you feel is the most knowledgeable in your area. Here are the typical tests recommended as indicated on PAGER:

• Upper GI
• pH Probe
• Endoscopy
• Milk Scan

Be cautious with tests such as rectal exams and endoscopies. You may not be prepared when you visit a gastroenterologist and they begin performing tests you are not comfortable with. If you are uncomfortable, stop the test, go home, consult your pediatrician and think about it. An endoscopy many times is just a confirmation of a diagnosis. The diagnosis may be made by observing symptoms. Consider these invasive tests when your infant is not thriving or there are other conditions that need to be ruled out.

Damage to the esophagus may result from long term acid reflux. Inflammation and irritation of the esophagus usually occur in infants with reflux. This is seen infants coughing, gagging, and choking. An endoscopy may be needed to assess the damage if there is considerable concern.

Websites:

Measuring Probe
Pediatric Acid Reflux 101