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Upper GI question

Discussion in 'Revisions' started by Katie T., Aug 7, 2017.

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    Katie T.

    Katie T. Member

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    My doctor....Dr. Simper has requested me to get an Upper GI done. My appointment is tomorrow and I'm just wondering how bad this test is? I have no idea what to expect. Does anyone have experience with this? UGH :(
     
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    Clematis

    Clematis Well-Known Member

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    Is it just barium swallow? It's not as bad as I expected. There's a pink liquid which is supposed to taste like strawberry but only vaguely so. It's a little thick and a bit chalky but not nauseating. They prepared a Big Gulp sized container with a straw and I said "You do know I have a small stomach sleeve??" But you don't chug it down. They have you sip it when they say to do so and they watch it going down. I doubt I drank more than a half cup in total. There were pics taken standing and then a few lying down (I think). Relatively easy.
     
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    Katie T.

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    Yes I think so....they are just doing the stomach not the intestinal follow through...ok so that eases my mind a little. I'm hoping I can keep the barium down and won't puke it back up. That's what makes me nervous. Thank you so much for the response.
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    In the past few years they've dramatically improved what you swallow, at least where I go for scans. Now it's a watery liquid into which Crystal lite can be mixed - no longer the banana-chalk-thick-barium-shake-of-yore. Easy peasy! You've got this!!!
     

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