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Can barium swallow miss esophagus spasms or diffuse spasms I did it yesterday it was normally still have chest pain and throat pain, all cardiac work was fine I have GERD and taking Nexium (esomeprazole) ?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Manometry.

Des, diffuse esophageal spasm can be seen on a ba swallow, but only if you have it during the test, which is quite rare, esphageal manometry may be more helpful.

In brief: Manometry.

Des, diffuse esophageal spasm can be seen on a ba swallow, but only if you have it during the test, which is quite rare, esphageal manometry may be more helpful.
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Upper endoscopy

You may need an upper endoscopy.
This is more sensitive than the barium swallow in evaluating esophageal mucosa.

In brief: Upper endoscopy

You may need an upper endoscopy.
This is more sensitive than the barium swallow in evaluating esophageal mucosa.
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Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Consider asking for an esophageal manometry.

In brief: Possible

Consider asking for an esophageal manometry.
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