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Can a barium swallow show any nodes in the throat?

Can a barium swallow show any nodes in the throat?

Not likely: Not intended to do that, may see big lymph nodes if present. Other tests including physical exam, ct may better define these. ...Read more

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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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Can laryogoscopy and barium swallow test detect throat cancer?

Can laryogoscopy and barium swallow test detect throat cancer?

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

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I can't swallow properly. Had an endoscopy, barium swallow and ultrasound that showed nothing. Why is my throat feeling constricted?

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Idk: it is an unfortunate term but you probably have Globus Hystericus. Did you have a swallowing study with a speech pathologist ? It might show abnormal swallowing mechanics not shown on the barium swallow. 24 hour pH probe monitor in the esophagus might show gastroesophageal reflux ...Read more

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I had a modified barium swallow and it showed I had weakness in the back of my tongue and the back of my throat. What does that mean?

Swallowing: This suggests some difficulty with the swallowing mechanism in transferring food from the throat into the esophagus. A speech pathologist can do a swallowing evaluation and advise you further. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow. Do I need barium swallow X-ray test?

See Your Doctor: Before any tests, you should see your doctor and determine what needs done. ...Read more

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I had a barium swallow. No gastro reflux but said unusual appearance of upper esoph. Should i b freakin out?Endoscop needed 100%? I do a lot of throat clearing I am going on vaca soon what should I do

I had a barium swallow. No gastro reflux but said unusual appearance of upper esoph. Should i b freakin out?Endoscop needed 100%? I do a lot of throat clearing  I am  going on vaca soon what should I do

Abnormal Esophagus: It sounds like you may have something hampering your upper GI tract, which might explain the throat sx. This could be a so-called "web" or an infection or growth, or something else. An endoscopy should be performed. Check with your gastroenterologist to see if you can delay the procedure until after your trip, but i would heed your doctor's advice on this. ...Read more

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Does a completely normal barium swallow rule out any muscle weakness in throat i thought i had?

Barium swallow: Was it a regular barium swallow or a modified barium swallow. A modified swallow is done with a speech/swallowing therapist and can give a more clear idea of swallowing function. If you just had a barium swallow, then muscle dysfunction for swallowing cannot be completely ruled out. You probably need evaluation with an ENT, possibly a GI physician, and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a modified barium swallow test detect even the slightest bit of muscle weakness of the throat?

Barium Swallow: Is designed to find strictures and narrowing, muscular weakness or irregular peristalsis is diagnosed with sequential series, not very sensitive to very mild weakness ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more