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A 51-year-old female asked:

I am having a 24 hour tube for checking acidity for hiatus hernia? what are the pros and cons for this? i have the swallowing assessment. thanks!

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Better understanding: 24 acid levels add understanding about the severity of your reflux and if medication is adequate to control the problem. Take a friend or family with you to next appointment to ask questions. If the acid readings are severe, you may benefit from a surgery, in addition to the medications. Be well.

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