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Barium X Ray Small Intestine
My mom just had some x rays done of her esophagus and they told her that her small intestine is narrow. I want to know if this is something dangerous?
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Why did radiologist push on my small intestine, spleen, and gallbladder (while looking at screen) at the end of upper GI series ("barium swallow")?
XRay obstruction on small intestine and Ileus GI Dr gave me laxative Gaviscon Nexium (esomeprazole) was at ER 3 times and enema was administered & nothing sent home?
Pain in upper right abdomen. Had xray - stool in small intestines. Perscribed docusate 100 mg. I am on a low salt diet. Ok to take this medication?
Small bowel cancer diagnoses is barium xray why it has not replaced by CT scan both need barium drinking but CT show more things?
Barium: much better for luminal (phenobarbital) lesions, CT better for extraluminal (phenobarbital) lesions. They complement each other ...Read more
Bowel perf. In June. chest X-ray elevated right diaphragm. Thought it was from free air in abdomen. Sniff test shows not improved. Any thoughts ?
Hi, how did u perforate the bowel? Trauma? if that so, possibly you have damaged either the Diaphragm or Phrenic nerve which innervates the Diaphragm, which might have caused paralysis of the Diaphragm. If you have shortness of breath especially when lying down, you might want to see a Thoracic surgeon for possible repair.
Good luck. ...Read more
I recently had a barium xray preformed and they found a dark shadow in the middle of my intestines . What could it be?
Daughter 11 years old almost every night intestine area cramps xray revealed she is constipated ,barium test negative ,she is on laxative,worried ?
My small intestines have been clogged for over two years. X-rays have proven I'm just blocked up, but the same mass has been there all this time. I have tried many different methods, and I have seen many doctors. I am chronically tired, and just feel toxi
Mass: Not enough info given . Tp maks diadnosis. See agood family medicine dictor ...Read more
Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?
He's looking for...: Crohn's, behcet's, infection, nsaid-related injury, etc. The small bowel imaging (ct enterography, mr enterography, small bowel follow-through) can help determine what other parts of the intestine may be affected ; the extent of that disease (if present), as clues to the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking at intestine: A small bowel xray is one way that doctors can check to see it looks the way it should and can help decide if it working the way it should. Usually you are given something to drink (a thick substance called barium) that makes your intestines show up on the xray. Depending on how your intestine looks on the xray, it can help doctors find the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip X-ray has two small circular(ish) bright white in my lower abdomen. They are right next to each other a bit below belly button. What are they?
X-rays: What were you wearing when you had the X-ray done? When you describe two BRIGHT WHITE circular objects just below the navel the first thing I think of is snaps or buttons from your pants - something outside the body that was against your skin that wouldn't allow the X-ray beams to penetrate (causing the bright white appearance). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ct scan done and x ray the er said looks like an illius or small bowel obstruction can you still go to the bathroom and have one of those?
Sometimes : It depends on the severity of the condition, so it is variable. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Will a barium test show all of the stool in the small and large intestines? Is it typical to have one performed weeks before the first colonoscopy?
No and no: Barium is a contrast agent which helps the visualization of the bowel during X-ray studies. When given as an enema, it helps for large bowel(colon) examination.Orally, it can help for small bowel evaluation. Neither route is useful for imaging BOTH large and small bowel.If the patient has taken proper bowel preparation measures, there is in fact no stool in the bowel to degrade the visualization. ...Read more
Would having a normal looking esophagus, norm barium swallowing, norm MRE of small intestines, rule out esoph. motility disorders?
Need manometry: at this stage, you need high resolution manometry, probably best if done at academic medical center. ...Read more
Becuase: Barium has a high atomic number - it's a very heavy element. Heavy elements absorb x-rays - hence you can see it. It's like any other heavy dense object, that you'd see on an x-ray. It's the same reason why xrays don't penetrate lead.....Though lead would be dangerous to ingest. ...Read more
Yes: I am a radiologist. What is your exact question. There are different types looking for different things. There is a single and double contrast study. It evaluates swallowing the function of the esophagus and to determine if u have reflux or a hiatal hernia. It can also check for inflammation or ulcers or cancer. Be specific on ? ...Read more
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