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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Card to say: Perhaps the doctor doing the swallow saw something that he says should be followed. You say why you had the swallow in the first place. But if some o ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually not, unless: it is specifically a cine or video esophagram. A better test is endoscopy by ENT specialist. Ask your doctor a referral.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Maybe but not as food as endoscopy
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Yes please see your doctor for more information. They can also perform a scope/endoscope to actually visualize your esophagus. Good luck
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
YES: Yes. A barium swallow is one of the diagnostic tests we use to diagnose and / or learn more about a hiatsl hernia.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Eso diverticulum: This is possible but not very common. The reason for this may be the fact that the endoscopy failed to diagnose the diverticulum or that it developed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Leak: Despite the tests, you must still be leaking internally. Not all x-rays see everything & endoscopy will not see a small leak. Contact & see yo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
19 years experience Bariatrics
Limits of studies: All above studies done to detect leak have their limitations and sometime clinical suspicion is the best test!!! Hopefully the leak is small because i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous pooling-: get the swallowing study; however, if you were a smoker, this could be mucous pooling.
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