How Long Does It Take For Esophageal Manometry?

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Esophageal manometry is a test to measure the pressure inside the lower part of the esophagus.


Alternative Names

Esophageal motility studies; Esophageal function studies


How the test is performed

When you swallow, muscles in your esophagus contract to help push food toward your stomach. Valves, or sphincters, inside the esophagus open to let food and liquid through, and then close to prevent food, fluids, and gastric acid from moving backward. The sphincter at the bottom of the esophagus...

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