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Where Do I Go To Get A Barium Swallow Done
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a barium swallow when i was around 11 or 12. I am now 39. Did i get a lot of radiation and is there a significant risk?
The radiation: You received was minimal and should not pose any significant risk to your health. ...Read more
Hi I'm 38, and over 12 years I've 3 barium enimas and 3 barium swallow I'm so worried I'll get cancer now from these test, so worried :( please let me know my risk so I can stop worrying thanks.
I am havin constant acid reflux pain. I've had a barium swallow done that was negative. Do i need to have an endoscopy?
Yes. Reasons below:: • dyspepsia associated with alarm symptoms at any age. • new onset dyspepsia in a patient ?50. • dysphagia or odynophagia. • symptoms of gerd that persist or recur despite appropriate therapy. • persistent vomiting of unknown cause. • diseases in which the presence of upper GI pathology may affect planned management, e.g. Decision to anticoagulate. • confirmation of radiological abnormalities. • suspected neoplasia. • assessment and treatment of GI bleeding (acute or chronic). • sampling of tissue or fluid. • to document or treat esophageal varices. • surveillance for malignancy in high risk groups, e.g. Barrett's esophagus, hereditary gastric cancer families. • follow-up of gastric ulcer. • follow-up of patients who undergo endoscopic mucosal resection (emr) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (esd) of an early cancer. ...Read more
A barium swallow test result said that i had 3 small mucosal lesion within mid/distal esophagus. What should be done?
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?
I had MRI done last may showed small cyst. Neuro not concerned. Symptoms worse problem walk, swallowing, face & neck hurts.Barium swallow normal ?
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