What to expect for a Barrium Swallow

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Hello,

Tomorrow I am getting a barrium swallow to check for esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Has anyone had one before? Is it really bad? I’ve heard it causes constipation? As someone who already struggles a lot with that is there anything you can suggest to relieve that or prevent it? 

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    Don't worry about it drink plenty water after for a few days take a laxative if your having problems I've just had my 4th one I am like you I suffer but its not so bad nothing to worry about 

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    I i have had it it’s not so back, for me was the drink you have which is a bit sickly..  I had to stand on a special platform which they tilt.  It doesn’t take long so try not to worry.
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