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Barium Swallow Diarrhea
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
Yes: Yes, the most common side effects from the barium are gastrointestinal in nature. Most people feel nauseated but it can cause stomach cramping as well. The gastrointestinal side effects from barium usually resolve within 24 hours (at most). Symptoms longer than this or more severe typically should be followed up. Sorry for your pain. ...Read more
Not always.: Although change in bowel habits is a strong indicator of colon cancer, it can signify other things as well, like irritable bowel syndrome, or gallbladder issue, i.e. Stones. Your'e young for colon cancer, and gallbladder issues. So it is likely that the source of this lies elsewhere, like your diet. You should see your doctor for tests like occult blood test, etc to be sure and for diet help. ...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
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
Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?
Stomach gurgling, liquid moving, someone's abrupt sound, esophagus tingling, saliva in throat mouth, feelings of digestion. Drank water, inside ok?
Reflux likely: Sounds to me like reflux. Take some malanta or maalox initially and see if it resolves. The symptoms should improve. You can also try tums (calcium carbonate). Ideally you should try to stay away from foods that cause reflux like coffee, chocolate, acidic foods, tomatoes etc.. Also, try not to eat a lot before bed. Give yourself 3 hrs to let the food settle before bed. Good luck! ...Read more
Barium swallow: The barium is a thick liquid, consistency like a dense milkshake. If you don't have a problem swallowing liquids, you should be ok with the barium. If you have a problem swallowing liquids, especially thicker consistencies,you will have the same problem with the barium. Do your best, it is all anyone can ask. If you can drink it quickly with big mouthfuls, that's the way to go. ...Read more
Is it hyperacidity? Belching, bloating, dry mouth, bitter taste, nausea, diarrhea, ligjtheaded, apnea, abdominal pain? Shaky&cold feeling if hungry?
Worth visit to ENT : Some of your symptoms are characteristic of either gastroesophageal or laryngoesophageal reflux. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, belching, bitter or metallic taste in your throat, frequent throat clearing, mcuous sensation in the throat, heartburn, bloating can all be possible symptoms of the effect of acid overproduction in the stomach. Schedule a visit with your local ent, primary doctor or gi. ...Read more
Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy.Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!
GE reflux: Hida scan does check the function of gall bladder in conjunction with ultrasound. Usually when normal leads away from gb as issue.Gastric emptying has solid and liquid versions, one can be normal while other abnormal. Sounds like part of the problem is gastroesophageal reflux.May need change in medications and diet, elimination of foods upsetting your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female.Morning diarrhea everyday, soft stool, loudly growling stomach, gas, no pain, occasional very small anal bleeding.Had hpylori 06-2012?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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