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Barium Sulfate Allergy Signs
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: It varies from one person to the next. Anywhere from 1-7 days. Small traces could be seen after that. ...Read more
water: Drink plenty of water and that should clear your GI tract within a day. ...Read more
I took barium sulfate about two weeks ago but am still experiencing bloating, cramps and tightness on my right. What should I do?
Am to have abdominal CT with and without contrast.Was given barium sulfate to take, will there be an IV also?Will the CT be as accurate w/o iv?
Have to drink barium sulfate night before and morning of ct . scared of side effects or sever allergic reaction. I'm already constipated, cancel it?
Barium: Barium rarely causes allergic reactions,but can be very constipating. Usually an additive in the barium helps avoid constipation. Perhaps you can ask your physician to prescribe a vigorous laxative schedule for you instead of canceling the study. However if you're already severely constipated, you should get advice from your physician on what to do about the test. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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?
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
Is barium sulfate safe? I am having an abdominal CT scan for severe constipation & weight loss. Will it cause an obstruction or embolism?
Barium: does not generally cause blood clots or obstructions, and is considered safe and is used frequently for CT scans. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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