Patient Comments: Esophageal Manometry - Side Effects

Did you experience discomfort or other side effects after your esophageal manometry?

Comment from: davwoodruff, 55-64 (Patient) Published: February 14

During the procedure of esophageal manometry, I had a strong gag response. After the procedure, I had mild sore throat for three days, followed by severe sore throat coupled with cough, congestion and severe sore throat. I believe it is likely that one of the following occurred: 1. Stomach acid was introduced into the larynx during the procedure. 2. I picked up a virus in the hospital that resulted in the cold-like symptoms, severe sore throat, cough, congestion). There was no break in sore throat, went directly from mild to severe. 3. I picked up a cold or flu virus outside the hospital (at work or at home) and that these cold, flu-like symptoms (severe sore throat, cough, congestion) coincidentally immediately followed the mild sore throat from manometry per se.

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