Barium Swallow Introduction
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Barium sulfate is a metallic compound that shows up on X-rays and is used to help see abnormalities in the esophagus and stomach. When taking the test, you drink a preparation containing this solution. The X-rays track its path through your digestive system.
These problems can be detected with a barium swallow:
Barium Swallow Risks
A barium swallow is generally a safe test, but like any procedure, there are occasionally complications. Your doctor should be advised of problems so you can be treated right away. Following are some of these complications:
Barium Swallow Preparation
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/26/2015
Arasi Thangavelu-Veluswamy, MD, FAAEM
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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