Re: Scared of upper esophagus cancer
Unfortunately I can not do barium. I have a very slow digestive system and once had an upper and a lower with bad results. I had a call from the doctor (a different one back then) both times who said I would be in the ER if I did not take at least 3oz of MOM as it was not moving. I was there with the upper more than 3 hours waiting for it to get through the small intestines. I had already taken 1 oz. I got a terrible infection from the 3 days of diarrehea that spread to the front area also. He told me never to get a barium anything again. With my Crohn's I can not get diarrehea now as I bleed. The last time I had bad diarrehea I bled for 8 hours coming from the colon and was on high Prednisone dose. Can not take Prednisone now either because of severe osteoporosis. I am stuck there. So, you mean my gastro doc is wrong when he says he can not see the area under the adams apple? The ENT said he can't get through the "glottis or something" and that is for the gastro guy. ENT did see a little acid splash when he looked but nothing significant but he said he didn't know what was beneath there. What else can you suggest????
Last edited by suggi; 03-16-2005 at 10:29 AM.