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What is the definition or description of: Barium sulfate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Barium sulfate allergy?

Barium sulfate: Is a contrast agent commonly used in medical imaging for fluoroscopic studies such as Upper GI series and Barium Enema. Allergic reaction is extremely rare, but like any allergic reaction, can vary from mild (e.g. Hives) to severe (anaphylactic shock) ...Read more

Barium (Definition)

Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more


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Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug?

No: There does not appear to be any reason for people with sulfa or sulfite allergies to avoid medications that contain a sulfate salt such as barium sulfate. Here is the web page:
http://allergies. About. Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfahub. Htm. ...Read more

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I have to take barium sulfate before a cat scan - how does it taste? Will I gag?

Tastes variable: Many barium admixtures are flavored, so it varies from place to place. The barium mixtures are more tolerable than the purely water soluble contrasts. ...Read more

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Can barium sulfate make pain?

Can barium sulfate make pain?

Rare: If forms an obstruction of the colon. Drink lots of water to help the barium be eliminated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get diarrhea from barium sulfate contrast?

Is it normal to get diarrhea from barium sulfate contrast?

Yes, very normal.: Oral contrast materials commonly cause diarrhea. Once it's out of your system, everything should be fine. ...Read more

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I took barium sulfate about two weeks ago and I still experiencing bloating?

I took barium sulfate about two weeks ago and I still experiencing bloating?

Possibly: Barium is notorious for being the worst part of the endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. Symptoms as you describe are frequent. While it is less common to persist as long as you have, it is still likely. Of course, depending on what was done the symptoms could reflect a problem with a biopsy for example or an underlying, separate problem. If it gets worse or you get a fever, present to your doc. ...Read more

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Tell me what the barium sulfate liquid does to your gut?

Tell me what the barium sulfate liquid does to your gut?

Coats the mucosa: Or lining so better images. It won't hurt your bowels. Drink water so it doesn't cause an impaction. ...Read more

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If I'm going to have a cat scan w/o and then w/ contrast, why would I have to drink barium sulfate the night before? Wouldn't that mean it's only w/?

If I'm going to have a cat scan w/o and then w/ contrast, why would I have to drink barium sulfate the night before? Wouldn't that mean it's only w/?

Contrast defined: Contrast can mean intravenous (IV) to help define the blood vessels, or contrast like you are talking about where you ingest a solution that outlines parts of your body - in your case barium to outline your GI tract. If they want to see the parts of your GI tract further down the line, you need to drink it night before. The with/without in your case is likely referring to the IV contrast. ...Read more

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How long does barium sulfate for suspension last in your body?

Varies: It varies from one person to the next. Anywhere from 1-7 days. Small traces could be seen after that. ...Read more

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Why is it safe for patients to drink barium sulfate even though barium ions are toxic?

Not absorbed: Barium is a heavy metal which is not absorbable. It therefore passes through your system unaltered. It is generally taken as a salt (barium sulfate), . ...Read more

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How's barium sulfate eliminated from the body after a CT scan?

How's barium sulfate eliminated from the body after a CT scan?

Usually not barium: Barium is used in barium enemas, not for ct scans. Gastrograffin is used for ct scans to see the small and large bowel. Gastrograffin and barium are excreted along with stool. ...Read more

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How do I get barium sulfate suspension out of my system after the ct?

How do I get barium sulfate suspension out of my system after the ct?

Water: Drink plenty of water and that should clear your GI tract within a day. ...Read more

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When you have a CT scan why do you need to drink barium sulfate suspension?

Gastrograffin: You do not drink barium for a ct scan, only fluoroscopy exams. Barium is too dense for ct. For a ct you drink gastrograffin in order to highlight the bowel and allow differentiation between bowel and other structures. ...Read more

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Would Megacolon be seen on abdominal/pelvic CT scan with contrast and barium sulfate?

Would Megacolon be seen on abdominal/pelvic CT scan with contrast and barium sulfate?

Yes, . ..: Megacolon is suspected in patients with constipation of very long duration, abdominal bloating +/- pain, palpable fecal mass; this is chronic. At times, it can be acute & toxic. Imaging studies of CT scan with/without contrast + barium sulfate confirmed the diagnosis. For future events of health concern, follow the instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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I had an abdomen and pelvic CT scan w/ contrast this evening. Both oral barium sulfate and an IV. Within an hour I have diarrhea. Is this normal?

Barium effect on GI: Barium can cause diarrhea after its ingestion. Your bowels should return to normal in the next day or two. If it gets worse or does not resolve, call your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of CT scan barium sulfate? How does barium sulfate leave the body once you've had a CT scan? I drank 4 cups of water and 500 ml 1% barium sulfate for a CT scan I had and I was wondering how it leaves the body and how long it takes. I hav

How do I get rid of CT scan barium sulfate? How does barium sulfate leave the body once you've had a CT scan? I drank 4 cups of water and 500 ml 1% barium sulfate for a CT scan I had and I was wondering how it leaves the body and how long it takes. I hav

Barium: Barium leaves the body through the intestine in the feces. However, because barium is constipating, some patients may have trouble getting the barium out of the intestine. I would drink plenty of fluids, but if there is no bowel movement for 2 or 3 days, a laxative may be necessary so that the barium can be eliminated from the intestine. ...Read more

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What can an abdominal CT scan with IV dye and barium sulfate solution find?

Many things: In general areas of abnormal growth such as a tumor or fluid cyst, or areas of swelling such as inflammation or infection. The intravenous contrast solution and swallowed barium help the radiologist identify and separate nearby structures and organs, and help to better visualize possible abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. Are they common?

I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. Are they common?

Severe reactions: To Barium Sulfate are very rare, about 1 out of 1, 000, 000. Minor reactions like cramps or constipation are common and usually resolve quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Barium Sulfate for CT scan two nights ago. Feeling blocked. Is Senokot-S or docusate sodium ok to use? Or should I use traditional laxative?

Barium Sulfate for CT scan two nights ago. Feeling blocked. Is Senokot-S or docusate sodium ok to use? Or should I use traditional laxative?

A common problem: Here's a link for you to consider: https://www. Inspire. Com/groups/agmd-gi-motility/discussion/constipation-after-ct-scan-with-barium/ ...Read more

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I have to drink barium sulfate for a CT and will have an IV with something else in it, for a CT on my abdomen, will I be able to breast feed after ct?

I have to drink barium sulfate for a CT and will have an IV with something else in it, for a CT on my abdomen, will I be able to breast feed after ct?

Ok: Barium sulfate taken by mouth is not a problem. Iv contrast should not be a problem either; however there are many different IV contrast agents. Ask the radiologist if the agent they are giving is considered safe for nursing mothers. ...Read more

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How safe is barium sulfate suspension for CT scan? I have SVT, high blood press, chronic constipation & idiopathic hives. Any precautions to take?

How safe is barium sulfate suspension for CT scan? I have SVT, high blood press, chronic constipation & idiopathic hives. Any precautions to take?

Keep it moving: And of those issues, only constipation would seem to be of concern. Barium itself can be constipating; it even can solidify stool. Yeah. So be consistent with the treatment you've been prescribed - (don't overdo, tho) preferably fiber, psyllium, PEG (miralax) etc. Rather than stimulant laxatives. Keep it moving till the barium's outta there. ...Read more

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I had CT scan (oral barium sulfate & iv iodine contrast) yesterday and am very constipated w/ a distended stomach. Do I need to talk to my doctor?

I had CT scan (oral barium sulfate & iv iodine contrast) yesterday and am very constipated w/ a distended stomach. Do I need to talk to my doctor?

Yes: Good hydration after oral and IV contrast is recommended, however the oral contrast from a CT is very thin and dilute and should not cause these symptoms. Follow up with your doctor is appropriate (as well as to review the finding of scan). ...Read more

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Does Barium Sulfate for suspension cause constipation, nausea, gas, and. Cramping? I had to drink two 450 mL bottles for an abdominal/pelvic CT Scan.

Not usually: Barium sulfate is essentially inert. The most common complication is constipation. Drinking plenty of water usually overcomes this problem. ...Read more

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My barium swallow came out good just swollen sinuses I get lot of sinus headaches for years. I starting allergy shots next week. Will they help?

My barium swallow came out good just swollen sinuses I get lot of sinus headaches for years. I starting allergy shots next week. Will they help?

Can't see a connection: Between your barium swallow and your sinuses! Allergy shots do help most of the time if prescribed and given by an expert, it will take time though to feel a difference, other prescribed meds should administered too till the effect of allergy shots start, can take up to a year to feel a difference, if not improved, you don't continue, mind you there is around 10-20 % failure rate, good luck ...Read more

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Will barium swallow test tell you for sure if you got lpr or gerd? Ent says voice box swollen but he treating me for allergies and lpr he don't know

This is a tough one: Even if the barium swallow confirms reflux it doesn't confirm that its the cause of your any voice problems. It is reasonable to treat both post nasal drip and gerd but it may take a long time to heal especially if it started out as a cold. ...Read more

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Can allergies from post nasal drip cause voice box to swell. In 2 month ent go do Barium swallow and allergy eating if no better but I not hoarse?

Can allergies from post nasal drip cause voice box to swell. In 2 month ent go do Barium swallow and allergy eating if no better but I not hoarse?

Sounds like: You have had laryngeal irritation from ACID REFLUX and you are taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for these symptoms! This is not "really" an allergy and your post nasal drip is a different issue (Flonase is being prescribed for that!
Sounds like you need to sit down with the Health Care Provider who is treating you with some models of your upper airway/GI tract...a little "teaching" is my suggestion. Just a thought ...Read more

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For days flu cough, chest pain tightnes symptim of reflux, but barium swallow neg. Heart, lungs ok. What can it be? On pentazol, seretide for allergy

For days flu cough, chest pain tightnes symptim of reflux, but barium swallow neg. Heart, lungs ok. What can it be? On pentazol, seretide for allergy

Visit ur MD: Given the short history, you need to be re-evaluated as regards ur asthma and ur asthma meds, either by ur 1ry md or ur allergist, good luck. ...Read more

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Just got barium swallow it shows no acid reflux all normal. Can allergies cause throat clearing and gagging cough? On occasion lump throat feeling muc

Just got barium swallow it shows no acid reflux all normal. Can allergies cause throat clearing and gagging cough? On occasion lump throat feeling muc

Yes: Postnasal drips from nasal allergy or sinusitis can induce throat symptoms and a cough but then a barium swallow may not entirely rule out the presence of reflux. pH study is far more sensitive. ...Read more

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Barium Sulfate Allergy (Definition)

Is a contrast agent commonly used in medical imaging for fluoroscopic studies such as Upper GI series and Barium Enema. Allergic reaction is extremely rare, but like any allergic reaction, can vary from mild (e.g. Hives) ...Read more