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Upper GI and Small Bowel Series

Alternate Names : Barium Swallow

Upper GI and Small Bowel Series | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

The individual is asked to refrain from drinking or eating for 8 hours before the test. If there is any concern over possible pregnancy, a pregnancy test should be done before the barium swallow. During the process, people must remove all jewelry and metal objects since these may interfere with the X-ray pictures. The healthcare provider will tell the individual if any other preparations are required.

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Upper GI and Small Bowel Series: Results and Values

Author: James Compton, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/13/01

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