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Barium Swallow Test

Problems in the esophagus and pharynx can be identified and treated with a barium swallow test. A barium swallow test may be required if your doctor suspects that you have: Disease of the head and neck, pharynx, or throat.

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I am having chronic digestive issues and allergies. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old and at the age of 18, I began experiencing severe, unexplained diarrhea during lunchtime, which continues to this day. I have been cleared of Crohn's disease, but a doctor at the emergency room suggested celiac disease based on observations of my eyes and mouth. Despit...  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understood your concern. It appears that your symptoms, particularly with the association of dermatitis herpetiformis and characteristic papulovesicular lesions, strongly indicate the possibility of celiac disease. I ...  Read Full »

I swallowed a small piece of aluminum foil. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor,I accidentally swallowed a small piece of aluminum foil over 2 hours ago. It is stuck in my throat, right above my collarbones. Will the emergency room doctors be able to see the foil with the tube down my nose into my throat, or is an endoscopy the only way? I do not want to do an endo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Depending on the location of the foreign body in the throat, the issue can be approached in various ways. To check the location we can do a radiograph, or X-ray of the neck (anteroposterior view and lateral view). This helps to know the exact p...  Read Full »

I have trouble swallowing due to severe reflux. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old male with 66 kg.I have had trouble swallowing for a year and a half, which has resulted in me being on a liquid diet. The problem was due to severe reflux. Endoscopy and barium were normal. My issue is I am eating better now, especially with a sip of fluid every bite, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As endoscopy and barium studies are normal, I am assuming you do not have any structural abnormality in the esophagus. The only possibility is you may have functional or morality disorders of the esophagus. Still, I would suggest continuing t...  Read Full »

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