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My barium swallow test was negative for anything. What j's the difference of a modified swallow? Will it show something different.?

My barium swallow test was negative for anything. What j's the difference of a modified swallow? Will it show something different.?

Card to say: Perhaps the doctor doing the swallow saw something that he says should be followed. You say why you had the swallow in the first place. But if some of the barium went down the wrong pipe like the lung they may want to see why. You should have a talk with your doctor. Fluoroscopy does involve radiation. In the hands of an experienced radiologist this will be kept to minimum ...Read more

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Will a barium swallow test show if something is wrong with my epiglottis?

It depends: A routine barium swallow will show gross functional abnormalities of the epiglottis, for example aspiration of the liquid barium. It could possily show a mass if the mass was large enough. A specialized barium swallow, a swallowing study performed with barium infused foods of varying consistency (eg pudding), can better evaluate the function of the epiglottis. Laryngoscopy or CT/MRI may have role ...Read more

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Could barium swallow test show esophageal erosions?

Possibly: A well performed barium swallow can show esophageal erosions. An endoscopy might be better, though, as they can take a biopsy of abnormal looking tissue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a hiatal hernia was present, would it show up in a barium swallow test?

Can you tell me if a hiatal hernia was present, would it show up in a barium swallow test?

YES: Yes. A barium swallow is one of the diagnostic tests we use to diagnose and / or learn more about a hiatsl hernia. ...Read more

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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

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Gastric sleeve leak. Ct scan, endoscopy, and GI swallow test now shows no leak. When I drink blue dye it shows in jp drain...why.

Gastric sleeve leak. Ct scan, endoscopy, and GI swallow test now shows no leak. When I drink blue dye it shows in jp drain...why.

Leak: Despite the tests, you must still be leaking internally. Not all x-rays see everything & endoscopy will not see a small leak. Contact & see your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve leak...had CT scan, GI swallow test, and endoscopy and all show no leak. When drink blue dye it shows up on jp drain???? Why

Gastric sleeve leak...had CT scan, GI swallow test, and endoscopy and all show no leak. When drink blue dye it shows up on jp drain???? Why

Limits of studies: All above studies done to detect leak have their limitations and sometime clinical suspicion is the best test!!! Hopefully the leak is small because it did not show on all these tests. Typically situation like this can be managed without need for further operation unless patient is very sick (septic) however surgeon on the case can give the best opinion after evaluating the whole picture. ...Read more

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I don't smoke but my boyfriend smoke marijuana so if I swollow his semen would it show up when I take a drug test for my job?

I don't smoke but my boyfriend smoke marijuana so if I swollow his semen would it show up when I take a drug test for my job?

Good question: My guess is that the level of thc in the semen would probably be very small, if detectable at all. You might be more likely to test positive from inhaling second hand smoke when he smokes pot near you. ...Read more

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What does a swallow test check for?

What does a swallow test check for?

Dysfunction: Dysfunction penetration of vocal cords. Common malady post stroke. ...Read more

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Does Swallow study show tear in esopagus if it's small?

Does Swallow study show tear in esopagus if it's small?

Does show tears: If a tear is significant it will show up with a swallowing study with contrast, usually. There are always exceptions. If that study does not show, looking at it with a scope (upper endoscopy) may find it. See http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/375584-overview ...Read more

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My new boyfriend smokes pot all the time, I'm curious if his semen will effect a drug test, considering I swallowed it?

My new boyfriend smokes pot all the time, I'm curious if his semen will effect a drug test, considering I swallowed it?

No data. . . yet: Check out http://www.marijuana.com/community/threads/marijuana-and-semen.177071/. That's the best I could find. ...Read more

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I heard barium swallows can be dangerous and cause shock to the body among other things. Anyone ever have this test done?

I heard barium swallows can be dangerous and cause shock to the body among other things. Anyone ever have this test done?

Simple safe test: The main discomfort form a barium swallow is having to drink the contrast (barium sulfate) for visualization of structures. The modified barium swallow is used to evaluate swallowing. The main side effect you can get is constipation. The only people at risk for problems are those that have a severe swallowing problem if a significant amount of barium goes to the lungs. ...Read more

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This didn't happen and hopefully never will but I've been reading dangers of toddlers swallowing button batteries. How soon would symptoms show and what?

This didn't happen and hopefully never will but I've been reading dangers of toddlers swallowing button batteries. How soon would symptoms show and what?

Sudden colic: It is hard to define the delay before symptoms as ingestion is often unrecognised. Abdominal cramps/pain/sudden change in behavior may be your only signs. The button battery generates an electrical current that can destroy tissue and the battery eats through the wall of the stomach or intestines. This allows digestive debris including germs to leak into the inside of the body. Disaster is predicatble. ...Read more

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If I swallowed the cum of a meth user will I test positive?

If I swallowed the cum of a meth user will I test positive?

NO: You may want to reconsider a relationship that has you wondering about your own health though... ...Read more

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Can the error do a barium swallow test if I have eaten?

Yes, but: The best picture and most accurate result would be on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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What kinds of things can be detected by barium swallow X-ray test?

Many things: In some circles barium swallow includes just throat/pharynx. Sometimes includes pharynx and esophagus. Pharynx examination looks for dysmotility, oropharyngeal coordination, aspiration of barium into airway, and possible obstruction to movement of barium column. Evaluation of esophagus shows dysmotility, irritability from gastroesoph. reflux, stricture, infection, diverticulum etc. ...Read more

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I have to get a modified barium swallow test. If I start choking are they setup to deal with it?

Yes: Yes, they will start slowly and change consistencies and amounts as you are able to tolerate. ...Read more

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Had a barium swallow test. They said I had some dysmotility, they said its nothing to worry about! I'm worried does it heal itself? Serious?

Consult physician: There are all kinds of dysmotility varying from severe with aspiration into the lungs and minor with subtle movement disorder. You should ask physician who ordered test whether follow up testing is required. Some dysmotility is self limited while other kinds can be progressive. ...Read more

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My barium swallow results are confusing. Now I have been told 2 c a GI dr. Can I ask 4 another barium swallow test first? Just 2 b sure 1 is correct

My barium swallow results are confusing. Now I have been told 2 c a GI dr. Can I ask 4 another barium swallow test first? Just 2 b sure 1 is correct

I wouldn't: Depends on what the conflicting results are, but if things are confusing, it's probably a good idea to see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Can barium swallow test detect abnormalities in lungs?

Can barium swallow test detect abnormalities in lungs?

Occasionally: For the most part, the fluoroscopic screen is aimed at viewing the esophagus and not other parts of the chest. But with a change in your position, we may see some lung findings ...Read more

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Why do I need to have a barium swallow test before I get a nissen fundoplication?

Why do I need to have a barium swallow test before I get a nissen fundoplication?

Position of Stomach: Gerd is often associated with a hiatal hernia, thru which the stomach "yo-yo's" up into the chest. Some patients with advanced disease have their entire stomach stuck within the chest with a shortened esophagus. We need to know this pre-op in order to plan a different surgical approach. ...Read more

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I swallowed my boyfriends semen last night and he is a heavy heroin user. And I had to take a UA today will that cause my test to come up positive?

I swallowed my boyfriends semen last night and he is a heavy heroin user. And I had to take a UA today will that cause my test to come up positive?

Unlikely: It is not likely that swallowing the semen of a heroin user will cause you to have a positive urine test. However, by having a heroin user as a boyfriend you are exposing yourself to many dangers, including HIV. Please reconsider your choice to have relations with a drug abuser.
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Practice safe sex.
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If have all the symptoms of both tonsillitis and strep except the painful swallowing I just started having them 2 days ago but my strep test was neg.?

If have all the symptoms of both tonsillitis and strep except the painful swallowing I just started having them 2 days ago but my strep test was neg.?

Culture?: Sometimes different strep shows up on a culture and not on a rapid. Consider getting a culture if one was not done or maybe a virus / mono is responsible. Good luck ...Read more

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What are common side effects of barium swallow and barium meal tests?

What are common side effects of barium swallow and barium meal tests?

Not many: Barium contrast is inert usually without reaction. Constipation from barium can occur. Usually not permanent side effects. Do receive some irradiation from the test. Most radiologists try to keep dose of radiation as low as possible. ...Read more