Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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Based on your signs and symptoms, your doctor may recommend these tests:

  • X-rays of your esophagus, after you drink a contrast liquid
  • Esophageal manometry, to measure muscle contractions in your esophagus when you swallow water
  • Endoscopy, to view the inside of the esophagus
  • Esophageal pH monitoring, to determine if stomach acid is flowing back into your esophagus (acid reflux)
Oct. 19, 2012