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Ultrasound Thyroid Barium Swallow
Trouble swallowing. Ent did a physical exam of my thyroid, blood tests and a barium swallow and says it's anxiety. Should i get an ultrasound too?
Depends: The barium swallow would show any obstruction of your esophagus. The reason to be get an us would only to be to further evaluate the thyroid. If the barium swallow and the pe were normal, its unlikely that the thyroid is big enough to cause problems swallowing. Also consider if you have acid reflux which can cause the sensation of difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
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Ultra sound showed nodule in right thyroid have a tightness in bottom of my throat when swallow feels like shifts left barium swallow=severe reflux?
Thyroid nodule: Talk to your doctor about the need for nodule biopsy, as for reflux, you may need to make some changes in your diet , such as avoiding spicy food, soft drinks, coffee, tomatoes, fatty food etc... And you may need to take a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole, Lansoprazole or any other one in the market. ...Read more
I can't swallow properly. Had an endoscopy, barium swallow and ultrasound that showed nothing. Why is my throat feeling constricted?
Chronic epigastric pain. EEG = ulcers, colonoscopy = polyps(removed), ultrasound clear, barium swallow&small bowel normal. Still awful pain! What now?
Still feel poisoned & have back pain when i eat any fat. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, barium swallow, ultrasound & CT abdomen = normal. What next? Ercp?
My ENT doctor sent me for a barium swallow because he thinks I might have another condition because my thyroid cyst is very tiny to give symptoms. ?
Barium swallow: I would follow the ENT doctor's advice. You did not mention what symptoms you have so it is tough to find a more definite response. ...Read more
I have experienced dysphagia for 5 months.barium swallow was done and showed mild cervical herniated disc.is it possible it was the only reason?
Would my barium swallow upper g.I. Have detected esophageal cancer? I've had GERD on and off forever, and just recently quit smoking. Terrified.
Maybe...: A barium swallow would detect a large tumor when it is the size to compress the esophagus. Patients with longstanding reflux symptoms should discuss endoscopy with their doctors which can discover the pre-cancerous lesion of barrett's esophagus before it becomes a tumor and monitor to prevent cancer from developing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It should: Oral contrast and intravenous contrast is needed to evaluate if there's compensation of the liver. Ultrasound also can show blood flow direction to further help in evaluating the liver ...Read more
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
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