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... found my small intestines to be inflammed, so they told me to go immediately to the ER to get ct scans done, where I waited three hours before they saw me then, after me telling at least five different nurses how I had an upper GI test done earlier, they had me drink the solution for a ct scan. ... (0 replies)
... My husband had his barium swallow this morning and it took 1 hour and 45 minutes. They kept having him get up and walk around to get things moving. ... (9 replies)
... Im guessing you are NOT pregnant because you had this test go down and all that... doubt they'd have you doing xrays and drinking barium if you were knocked up! ... (12 replies)

... I'd rather hear peoples' experiences than not. I find out now I have to do the small bowel follow through and I think possibly having diarrhea from contrast stuff may be my only saving grace cause I won't have to be there drinking barium every 15 minutes for 5 hrs if it went right through me :P (10 replies)
... Before I had my CT scan I couldn't urinate. After drinking the barium the floodgates opened up! What does that mean? ... (7 replies)
... I wish they'd told me that despite drinking tons of water, the barium may not pass on its own. ... (10 replies)
... am. The barium went down okay. It was chalky tasting but it was banana flavored. A scan was done and then another was done with an iodine iv. ... (7 replies)
Medical Mystery
Mar 15, 2011
... would act like a cramp but hurt much more. It was accompanied with a nausea that very rarely ended in vomitting. We thought it could be a gall bladder issue, but after an ultrasound and radioactive scan in my gall bladder and liver there seemed to be nothing wrong. ... (3 replies)
... mucousy stool about an hour after the test was over, but it was not white, so I assumed the barium did not pass then. Plus it seemed to be too early to pass it. I think it may be just my problems flaring, and the barium irritated it quite a bit. ... (12 replies)
... I must say that the barium swallow was just a piece of cake for me. ... (13 replies)
... I opted to drink the crystal light type drink at the clinic tomorrow morning. The technician I talked to said it tastes much better because the other, a barium drink she said is thicker and chalkier tasting and the crystal light type one is just like drinking water and is flavored. ... (10 replies)
Barium swallow
Aug 19, 2003
... t pleasant of my stomache procedures thus far,,, the nurse told me to go home and drink A LOT and take milk of magnesia to avoid getting impacted bowels from the barium that you drink. ... (21 replies)
... severe abdominal distention within a couple of minutes of eating or drinking anything. ... (9 replies)
Barium swallow
Aug 19, 2003
... Hi there. Ditto for what everyone's said so far. I thought the barium stuff was gross, and almost made me gag because they may ask you to "chug" it too to watch how the esophagus handles it. ... (21 replies)
Jun 4, 2005
... because I am seriously addicted to Diet Dr Pepper. I am unable to give up my soda and coffee. When I talk about addiction, I mean a 12 pack a day habit. Been drinking diet soda for many, many years without any problems. ... (28 replies)
... I've also had an endoscopy and colonoscopy and the only thing to come back on those was mild colitis. I refused the Barium swallow because I am paranoid of choking and I flat told the doctor this that I didn't think I could even do this test if I have a hard time even drinking water. ... (5 replies)
... I'm already having a tough time just drinking water so I'm really nervous because there is a lot I have to drink. ... (1 replies)
... t gastric bypass so that was not an option. It was even worse for me because I had to hold it in my mouth and swallow slowly. I just closed my eyes and kept drinking each time they made me. The tech was very nice and worked with me. So it is probably not as bad as you think. ... (10 replies)
... I was in awful pain for a little over a week until I passed all of the barium. It's heavy and just sitting inside you. Keep drinking that water and once it's all passed, you should feel better. ... (1 replies)
... It's funny, after both CT scans, the pain went away completely for a few days. Maybe I should start drinking barium every day? ... (15 replies)

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