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Endoscopy Vs Barium Swallow
I am havin constant acid reflux pain. I've had a barium swallow done that was negative. Do i need to have an endoscopy?
Yes. Reasons below:: • dyspepsia associated with alarm symptoms at any age. • new onset dyspepsia in a patient ?50. • dysphagia or odynophagia. • symptoms of gerd that persist or recur despite appropriate therapy. • persistent vomiting of unknown cause. • diseases in which the presence of upper GI pathology may affect planned management, e.g. Decision to anticoagulate. • confirmation of radiological abnormalities. • suspected neoplasia. • assessment and treatment of GI bleeding (acute or chronic). • sampling of tissue or fluid. • to document or treat esophageal varices. • surveillance for malignancy in high risk groups, e.g. Barrett's esophagus, hereditary gastric cancer families. • follow-up of gastric ulcer. • follow-up of patients who undergo endoscopic mucosal resection (emr) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (esd) of an early cancer. ...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
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
Severe reflux all the way to mouth every day, but all tests (endoscopy, manometry, barium swallow, and Brava) all come back as normal...what is it?
Just saw my gp for acid reflux rx, gave me Prilosec 20mg qd. She is suggesting barium swallow or endoscopy. I am leaning towards the scope.Thoughts?
I can't swallow properly. Had an endoscopy, barium swallow and ultrasound that showed nothing. Why is my throat feeling constricted?
I did barium swallow test it suggested sliding hiatus hernia.Abt 2 yrs later i did endoscopy at another lab which showed reflux esophagitis.
Hernia and reflux: The two things you are talking about are consistant. The hernia is a weakness in the distal esophagus and this then allows acid to burn your esophagus(reflux esophagitis). For help , no caffine at night, no eating after dinner(3 hr. Before bedtime) and medication to stop acid production. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a barium swallow report said there are moderate anterior vertebral osteophytes at c5/6 c6-7 where on earth is that? Now they say endoscopy.Had test for post nasal drip issues so now I am confused
Osteophytes common: The osteophytes are anterior bone spurs from lower cervical spine disc degeneration and common at your age. Rarely they can cause trouble with swallowing by imping on the esophagus. The ba swallow and proposed endoscopy are likely looking for esophageal reflux or other lesions .Reflux has been associated with upper respiratory problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have had chronic throat clearing for several months. Larynoscopy, endoscopy, barium swallow all negative. Nexium, (esomeprazole) nasacort didn't help. Any ideas?
Habit: Since it developed over the last few months my first thought would be a post nasal drip possibly caused by allergies. However, if the nasacort (triamcinolone) has not helped and tests have ruled out the other possiblities, it may just be a habit that you developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still feel poisoned & have back pain when i eat any fat. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, barium swallow, ultrasound & CT abdomen = normal. What next? Ercp?
Gp wants a barium swallow to diagnosis my acid reflux. I'm afraid of getting a bowel obstruction/bad constipation. Endoscopy a better option to dx?
How accurate is barium swallow xray vs upper endoscopy to detect stomach ulcer that i possibly had for 6 years?
Constipation on and off with cramps forf two months. Had colonoscopy endoscopy barium swallow CT scan blood test all normal. I'm 26 is this ibs?
Seek cause: This isn't the last word, but be sure somebody checks your thyroid function. ...Read more
Blood feels poisoned and back pain after meals. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, barium swallow=normal. Abdomen ct=possible chronic cystitis. Uti causing pain?
UTI probably: Extensive work up is reassuring. Yes chronic cystitis and urinary tract infection could cause low to mid back pain especially if there is an extension causing kidney infection. Continue to follow with your doctor as urinalysis and urine culture and appropriate antibiotics may correct the problem. ...Read more
Had nasal endoscopy now have sore throat and runny nose cold symptoms also had barium swallow could it have irritated my throat as have now infection?
Nothing too exciting: We can't take pictures of your GI tract very well, so as a substitute you swallow dense material (barium) which coats your tract and they take pictures, as it goes down or after it goes down, to look for structural abnormalities. Basically you swallow a few gulps, turn a few different positions, maneuver in a few different ways for the camera. It's pretty harmless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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