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Old 09-26-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Barium Swallow results

I had the barium swallow done on Monday and my dr. office called today to make a follow up appointment to go over the results. I, of course, panicked and asked if I could be told the results over the phone because I could not wait till next week to find out. The nurse told me that the test was normal and the dr. wanted to discuss what to do next. While I am relieved that there was nothing found, I also find it hard to believe that I am "normal"! I feel absolutely awful so much of the time .

Is there anyone who has had normal test results only to continue having problems? What steps did your dr. take next? I'd appreciate any input.


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Old 09-26-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: Barium Swallow results

mine were normal except for a minor incidence in the lower esophagus upon swallowing applesauce. I continued my twice a day PPI's (going on 3.5 months now)...I'm at maybe 60-70% depending on the day/if I eat correctly. How long have you been on meds. Give it time!!!! I literally could not eat for two months without panicking and thinking I was choking. It is a really long arduous process, but I am feeling loads better.

Old 09-30-2007, 07:08 PM   #3
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Re: Barium Swallow results

Originally Posted by cl84 View Post
Is there anyone who has had normal test results only to continue having problems? What steps did your dr. take next? I'd appreciate any input.

The barium swallow and upper GI series are very limited in what they can detect. I had the full upper GI series and it was perfectly normal. The next step most likely would be a upper endoscopy. With this they can see the condition of the tissue and take a sample biopsy if they see something.

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