Tests and diagnosisBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Your doctor might recommend:
Oct. 21, 2015
- Endoscopy. A flexible tube (endoscope) that is passed down your throat allows your doctor to see the inside of the esophagus. Your doctor may remove a tissue sample (biopsy) for testing to rule out other esophageal diseases.
X-ray. Images of your esophagus are taken after you swallow a contrast liquid.
- Esophageal manometry. This test measures muscle contractions in your esophagus when you swallow water
- Esophageal pH monitoring. This test can determine if stomach acid is flowing back into your esophagus (acid reflux).
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