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Can barium swallow miss esophagus spasms or diffuse spasms i did it yesterday it was normally still have chest pain and throat pain, all cardiac work was fine i have gerd and taking nexium (esomeprazole) ?

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Dr. Michael Perez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Consider asking for an esophageal manometry.

Answered Jun 25, 2017

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Dr. Carl Decker answered

Specializes in Radiology

You may need an upper endoscopy. This is more sensitive than the barium swallow in evaluating esophageal mucosa.

Answered Feb 2, 2015

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Des, diffuse esophageal spasm can be seen on a ba swallow, but only if you have it during the test, which is quite rare, esphageal manometry may be more helpful.

Answered Oct 21, 2020

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