Barium Swallow with Upper GI

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My Doctor has scheduled a Barium Swallow with Upper GI.  If you have this procedure did you experience any side effects. 

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    I had 2 of them the last year.  Is just xrays taken from your upper chest while you drink a solution.  In my personal opinion, they do not help much because my last one was perfect which is far away for what they found on my endoscopy 1 week later.
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      Mine too. Only found a little delay in E.G. Junction? I had 3 of them done. Two ones with the yucky contrast and the other was a different kind, I had to eat stuff while doing it. Different name
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      Thank you so much for your speedy response. My procedure is tomorrow. Do you mind sharing what they found using the endoscopy? If you do I completely understand. I've been having digestive issues but my colonoscopy did not show any blockage. I'm almost convinced it was the problem was caused by Amlodipine. 

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      Yes, they found reflux but they are not sure if is from acid or bile (maybe both) and barrets (mild).   I actually have no tummy issues besides bloating, I have chest pain, rib-cage pain and lack of air every single which for 3 years they said it was the reflux and now are saying is not from reflux.  I have to believe is gluten sensitivity creating this pain and lack of air.

       

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    Had them all. Side effects are almost nothing. Upper GI you might have a sore throat because they put you to sleep and usually put a tube down the throat. And they are putting the scope down as well. Barrium swallow, drink a lot after the test because it will help flush the dye/contrast out of your system. And your stool will be white. That's if they use contrast. What's your symptoms now? I have found a few things to help with tummy issues

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      My procedure is my procedure is tomorrow but they did not mention that I would be sedated and no scope down at this time. My symptoms would feel like I have something stuck in my digestive track and burning as well. These symptoms have declined since I stopped taking Amlodipine. Please share what you found to help your tummy issues. 
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    My upper GI (endoscopy) I was sedated and they found I have gastritis. See I have no symptoms, except for most of the time a feeling that there is something stuck in my throat. They said I have silent reflux. Personally I have no idea, Because I can eat whatever I want spicy or not And someday sits there but not others. I take Zantac 150mg 2 x a day. That helps I think, but I have allergies too, so my sinuses drain and get stuck I think. The barrium swallows, 1?showed up a delay in my E.G. Junction? And the other nothing. Don't be afraid. They will take good care of you and I will answer anything you ask.

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      Hi Jacqui, I had to reschedule because I was given incorrect prep information.  It is just as well because I'm battling a very tough sinus infection. I may have it next week but if I'm not clear of this infection I will probably delay a couple of weeks.  Thanks for all your help.  I will definitely let you know when it happens and how it goes. 

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      Hi, I feeling much better. I had the barium Swallow this morning. Thanks for all the encouragement. It was easier than I imagined.  Doctor said I did great!  No results but I'm much better now that my doctor changed my blood pressure med from Amlodipine to Losartan. 

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