Re: How Long Does It Take To Do A Barium Swallow Test???
As I recall when I had this procedure last year they told me to expect it to take 2 hours, but I was done in one hour as the barium material moved right through me, so it is an individual thing. In your husbands case, where they're only looking at the area of the esophagus I wouldn't expect it to take very long.
So they think something in the esophagus may be pressing against the billiary duct?