I've had this test as part of a diagnostic process to understand whether my small bowel was involved in my inflammatory bowel disease. Since you've been scoped and scanned, I wouldn't expect anything to come out of a barium study that would be missed by these other methods.
I assume you are treating the gastritis and esophagitis? And that you've done elimination diets and move your bowels regularly?
52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
generic Colazal (
6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day),
, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!