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Risks Of Esophagram
An esophagram shows: how food and fluids move through the esophagus and into the stomach. It is used to see gastroesophageal reflux and well as other esophageal motility or structural problems. It is an Xray study done after swallowing a contrast material, such as barium, sometimes instead of or preceding an endoscopy, which would involve being sedated. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If your primary physician suspects a problem with the esophagus, he or she may be inclined to order an "esophagram", which would likely be performed by the radiology department. This test can be ordered by your regular doctor - if there is a specific problem discovered, you may then need to see a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an esophagram check for narrowing and strictures?What is the difference between an esophagram and a modified barium swallow?
Acid reflux/barrett's history. Recent incomplete egd to qualify for halo. Scheduled for esophagram. Could doctor be looking for a tumor?
Many things: Esophagram provides additional anatomical information to the physician, by providing images of the esophagus and stomach. Incomplete egd, perhaps from stricture, would be a reason to perform an esophagram, as the contrast will traverse a narrowed area to help visualize other structures. Strictures, masses, and obstructions can be viewed on esophagrams. ...Read more
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Smoking, Cholesterol: Pad has multiple risk factors. Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers