What is Barium Swallow Study?

Category: Procedures

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A barium swallow is a test that may be used to determine the cause of painful swallowing, difficulty with swallowing, abdominal pain, bloodstained vomit, or unexplained weight loss.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 9 2
Diagnostic assessment 6 0
Lactose Intolerance 1 0
Pancreatitis 1 0
Diarrhea 1 0
Digestive problems 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Barium Swallow Study"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Barium Swallow Study

Hospitalization 5

Dosages

Adherence
Always
1 33%
Usually
1 33%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
1 33%
Burden
Very
1 33%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
1 33%
Not at all
1 33%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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1 patient evaluation for Barium Swallow Study

speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See speechlessinseattle's full Barium Swallow Study history

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for to see if my airway is being protected: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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