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

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Slight
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Barium Swallow Study

Side effect Patients
Infectious Colitis 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Barium Swallow Study

Dosage Patients
every 6 months 1
one time 1

Adherence


Always
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2
50%
Usually
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1
25%
Sometimes
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0
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Never taken as prescribed
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1
25%

Burden


Very hard to take
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2
50%
Somewhat hard to take
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0
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A little hard to take
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1
25%
Not at all hard to take
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1
25%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
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Cost per month
$50-99
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0
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Cost per month
$25-49
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0
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Cost per month
< $25
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0
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Cost per month
Not specified
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4
100%
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1 patient evaluation for Barium Swallow Study

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

See speechlessinseattle's full Barium Swallow Study history

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for to see if my airway is being protected)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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