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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 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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