Barium Swallow - Experience

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Published: October 20

Along with the barium I had to swallow things that were like Pop Rocks. They fizz when taken with barium. Six hours later I was vomiting and had diarrhea and I was sweating profusely. They said I should go to the ER but I was too sick to get off the floor. I finally got to the ER and they did an X-ray on my stomach. There were still signs of barium in my stomach the doctors suggested I do an enema and a laxative. I will never do this again because I was so sick from it..

Published: October 06

The barium swallow went well enough, however, I did not get constipation. Quite the reverse, 3 days of intermittent diarrhea. Took immodium on second day and simethicone for gas..