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Hi guys I have had this acid reflux for a thing now. Currently not on any meds. I have had a gastroscopy recently and it wasn't totally clear but it showed a sliding hiatus hernia 3cm and some gastritis and they did a biopsy for eosinophillic oesophagtitis although it says no lesions found in my gullet. I have been told I have to have a barium swallow too but I had endoscopy on the 5th. What I am asking is it totally necessary to have this scan because I am worried about the exposure to xray and apparently you can aspirate the barium. I have muscular dystrophy and been having swallowing problems and that's why I was referred by my speech therapist to GI consultant as I have acid reflux too. I have read you can have Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing through by nose by ENT . Do I have the right to request this instaed. Really not keen on having this xray as I had already had a ct scan on my skull and brain couple of years ago and a chest xray back in November. DOn't want anymoe unneccesarry xrays. I have been told it can increase your risks of cancer in that area and I don't think the barium will do me a lot of good either. Advice please. Should I not be silly and have this test.
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