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Next Steps Following a Barium Swallow
Ask your doctor for the results of your barium swallow test. You may have to wait a few days until the radiologist (a specialist in X-ray examinations) looks at the X-rays and gives your doctor the final results. Your doctor will recommend a plan of action based on the results.
When to Seek Medical Care After a Barium Swallow
Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems after the barium swallow test, such as vomiting, bleeding, pain, or trouble breathing. If you do not have a bowel movement in 2 to 3 days after the test, you should also call or see your doctor.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016
Arasi Thangavelu-Veluswamy, MD, FAAEM
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