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What Are Common Side Effects Of Barium Swallow And Barium Meal Tests
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
What are some general reasons why i'm having issues swallowing, and what are the side effects of prolonged use of nexium (esomeprazole)?
Spasm and polyps: Anything that can irritate the lining of the esophagus can lead to increase in the tone of the esophagus and difficulty swallowing. Plus if you choke once you are more like to conitinue to choke. Nexium (esomeprazole) can so signifantly reduce the acid, so that the stomach lining becomes thick enough to fill with polyps. ...Read more
Can too much barium intake for example 6 -32oz barium smoothies and two 8oz of the thick barium cause throat pain & swelling, nausea, weakness?
Strange question: I'm not really sure what you mean by this question. Barium smoothies are used for imaging the intestines or the upper digestive tract. They do have side effects which can include those you're concerned about. If you have intestinal problems and have had multiple studies over a long period of time and have consumed this it's probably okay. If you're drinking this for fun stop immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is recommended duration for repeating endoscopy in order to monitor esophogitis ? Are there side effects of repeating endoscopy too often?
R/o Barrett's: The repeated EGD schedule for esophagitis to monitor for Barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous condition. Depending on findings and biopsy results, this should be done anywhere from every 6 months to every 3 years. In experienced hands, this is considered a safe procedure. ...Read more
Does multivitamins and appetizers trigger stomach ulcer? What are the possible side effect of multivitamins and appetizers?.
See below: The test that i think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more
What are the more common side effects of Oral Etotposide? Are joint pain and dizziness? What about total hair-loss?
Etoposide: Etoposide is prescribed for treatment of cancers and if you have a cancer you must follow your doctor's advice. There are some things that can minimize pain and also dizziness. Hair loss is also a known complication of cancer treatments. If you have this condition and not fully understood the management you should make another appointment to see your cancer doctor to discuss in more detail. ...Read more
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