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Barium Swallow Contraindications
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
More info: This test can give anatomical information the surgeon about the size and shape of a hiatal hernia if there is one. When done "properly", it can also give physiologic information about how well the esophagus can push solids and liquids into the stomach. This info can help determine if your are a good candidate for an anti-reflux procedure, be it endoscopic or laparoscopic. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?
Yes: One of the easiest ways of performing laryngoscopy is with a flexible scope which is a long narrow tube with lenses contained within which is past down the nostril after utilizing a topical anesthetic spray. One can easily visualize the nasopharynx, full larynx, oro pharynx and pass behind the larynx to the piriform sinuses on each side where even early pathology can be defined. ...Read more
Trouble swallowing every meal & hard 2breath- throat feels restricted, especially at night. Endoscopy, motility study, barium swallow, still no answer?
PH study: Consider a ph study to see if acid is causing the symptoms complex. ...Read more
Here's Answer #6: There are a variety of ways a barium swallow test can be conducted. The most common is simply having the patient swallow oral contrast while the radiologist watches the passage of barium down the esophagus. Sometimes different textures of barium are tested to see how each moves from the mouth to the esophagus and down. A modified barium swallow with speech therapist helps assess for aspiration. ...Read more
Can barium swallow test show an esophageal diverticulum which was not seen with upper endoscopy 2 months ago?
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 in the interim. Barium swallow is very sensitive test for diverticulum. Also, doing an endoscopy in this case can be dangerous since the endoscope may perforate the diverticulum. ...Read more
Swalowin mechanism function normal witout reflux no obstruction 2 flow barium esophagus grosly unremarkable.Trob swallown do I need dialation?
No, need more tests: It sounds like critical narrowing ; obstruction have been ruled out by anatomic testing, but that still leaves room for error with regard to functional conditions (dysmotilities), entities like eosinophilic esophagitis, pathology extrinsic to the esophagus, ; even atypical reflux. A gastroenterologist is your best bet to pursue these possibilities. ...Read more
Monometry test and endoscopy indicate Type 3 Achalasia. Is Barium swollow test still necessary? What additional value will it add?
Achalasia: The barium swallow test is rather useful in achalasia.. It gives us a way to judge the ability of the tight esophageal sphincter to allow substances to pass, in a way that endoscopy and manometry do not. Overall, it gives us a way to judge whether dilatation or surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: barium is safe with a CT scan. Dilute barium is often used as oral contrast for a CT. Non dilute barium(for example from a barium enema) will cause an artifact on CT which could obscure much of the anatomy and render the scan useless, so although it is not harmful to you, it could ruin the scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 825 125 come in liquid form? I cannot swallow large tablets
Esophageal Spasm: The treatment depends on the diagnosis. In this case ulcers may be indicative of reflux which can be treated with either medical or surgical options. However, that alone is unlikely the cause and other etiologies should be for the spasm should be excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?
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