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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
14 years experience Radiology
Need more info: The info in the question is incomplete. An xray of the esophagus is usually an esophagogram where a patient drinks barium. Xray of the small intestine ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It's hard to: speculate, based on very limited information. If what you are seeing is as 'white' as barium would be, you may have ingested something with radiopaqu ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Better view: The radiologist is actually trying to splay out your intestines by pushing in those areas. This allows the contrast to coat better the lining and allo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The radiologist: is trying to push superimposed bowel loops apart in order to visualize the intestines more completely
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Obstruction: Enema will not help small bowel obstruction
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Yes: Each 100mg dose would add about 5mg of sodium to your diet. So, a few doses a day should not be an issue.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Barium: much better for luminal (phenobarbital) lesions, CT better for extraluminal (phenobarbital) lesions. They complement each other
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Trust your doctor: You are fortunate to have survived a bowel perforation. Your doctor has all the answers
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Wait and see.: Depends on the location. If in the large bowel this could be concerning for a colon cancer. If this was a small bowel spot then it is a little harde ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Constipation is treatable and so your daughter should be fine. Push water and add fruit such as peaches, pears, and prunes. This does not usually ge ... Read More

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