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Heartburn/GORD health centre

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Diagnosis & tests

How do you know if it’s heartburn or something more serious? See what steps doctors take and what heartburn and GORD tests may be used to find out.


The initial diagnosis of acid reflux disease, heartburn or GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) will be based on a patient's symptoms.


This tests checks to see whether your oesophagus is working properly.

Endoscopy is a procedure doctors may use to help diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GORD.

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