I am currently having a SmartPill procedure and wondering where it is inside me. The pH reading on the receiver is less of an indicator since I am on a PPI med so the pH changes will be more subtle (lowest was maybe ~5.5). Still, according to a 2010 study, pressure readings are adequate to establish progression (or lack thereof). I wonder if it will corroborate my gastroparesis Dx, or add more insight.
I am interested in any related experiences/thoughts.
One concern I have is that it is a single lump, and it either leaves your stomach (or other region) or does not. There is no partial representation, but only time as an indicator. It seems that one could have a time of 5 hours once, and if repeated perhaps the 25 hours (without gastroparesis being worse), especially if one has a motility disorder. But overall, I think its benefits should make it worthwhile. The office I am having it at has very limited experience... has been conducting few because of fears of no insurance reimbursement.
Edited March 23, 2012 at 12:22 am