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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
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
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?
Still feel poisoned & have back pain when i eat any fat. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, barium swallow, ultrasound & CT abdomen = normal. What next? Ercp?
Chronic epigastric pain. EEG = ulcers, colonoscopy = polyps(removed), ultrasound clear, barium swallow&small bowel normal. Still awful pain! What now?
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 had a modified barium swallow because I still have dysphagia after I had Botox injections in my neck on October 22, 2014 to treat cervical dystonia.
I had MRI done last may showed small cyst. Neuro not concerned. Symptoms worse problem walk, swallowing, face & neck hurts.Barium swallow normal ?
Can a neck cancer or any suspious lumps be seen when doing a barium swallow since they can see inside the throat?
I have a lot of difficulty swallowing and pain in throat. I've had a CT scan of my neck, a barrium swallow, an ultrasound. If it were cancer, would it have shown up?
Not uncommon: It is a common test in children with neurologic issues, prematurity, and palate deficiencies to make sure can ingest materials safely without aspiration. Aspiration can lead to lung disease.. It is certainly used in adults for stroke victims and their rehabilitation. Patients surving trauma to head with significant brain damage need swallows to also assess safe ingestion of liquids and food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingesting barium: Modified barium swallow is usually imaging fluoroscopically of patient ingesting various textures from ultrathin, thin , nectar etc. to pudding and solid consistencies of barium looking for normal oral pharyngeal function and signs of aspiration. In some caaes study is performed in conjunction with speech pathologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: The barium part of the barium swallow is gluten free. If you are having a speech therapist present to do a video swallow, they sometimes give products for you to eat that are coated in barium that may contain gluten. Check with your doc or call the radiology department where the test will be performed. ...Read more
Esophageal Spasm: The treatment depends on the diagnosis. In this case ulcers may be indicative of reflux which can be treated with either medical or surgical options. However, that alone is unlikely the cause and other etiologies should be for the spasm should be excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Barium swallow: The barium is a thick liquid, consistency like a dense milkshake. If you don't have a problem swallowing liquids, you should be ok with the barium. If you have a problem swallowing liquids, especially thicker consistencies,you will have the same problem with the barium. Do your best, it is all anyone can ask. If you can drink it quickly with big mouthfuls, that's the way to go. ...Read more
Is a barium swallow test just as good as ph esophagul probe test when it comes to testing for gerd and lpr ?
Apples and Oranges: The tests are complementary. BaSw lets us look at motility directly and look for strictures, masses and the lining of the esoph. Endoscopic pH and pressure tests give info about different physical aspects of the esoph. Together the tests give a pretty good eval. for GERD and LPR. Many ENTs also do laryngoscopy to see the chords directly for evidence of inflammation from reflux. ...Read more
A barium swallow test result said that i had 3 small mucosal lesion within mid/distal esophagus. What should be done?
I had a barium swallow test done and they said that I have a blockage in the esophagus. They need to do a camera scope. Could it be a tumor?
I'm going to request a barium swallow this week, but 8 weeks post Nissen and when I swallow I have a gurgle and what seems to be excess saliva. Albeit, less than before surgery.
Am I being impatient and should watch this for a few months to assess?
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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