Should my daughter have barium swallowing test

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

vickabee
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 8/18/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has two to three times a week where she has trouble swallowing her food.  She said it feels like it's caught in the very back of her throat.  She said it seems like food but with some acid.  The plastic surgeon that did a couple of her cleft palate surgeries mentioned the idea of doing it, but how do we know she will problems with the swallowing when she takes the test?  She did have a surgery on her phyrngeal flap also because it didn't close like ours does because of her cleft palate (I don't know if that could be causing any of the problems since it doesn't happen all the time).
 
Let me know what you think.  We're thinking it would be a good idea to do but just worried it won't happen during the test. 
 
Thanks for your time.
 
God bless you.
 
Vickabee

k9lov3r
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 230
   Posted 8/18/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
It never hurts getting the tests done so the doctor can get a better idea of what is going on. How old is your daughter? Hope everything goes well for her
Mary

vickabee
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 8/18/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter is 15 years old. He last cleft palate surgery was when she was 10 1/2 years old. She had an endoscopy last year and was on prevacid for six months.

Thanks for your time.

God bless you.

Vickabee

opnwhl4
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 8/19/2009 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
vickabee-
I agree with Mary. The barium swallow test could show exactly where things are getting stuck. They do the test with different thickness of barium and also in different positions to see exactly what is happening. I have had several of these and the worst part is trying not to burp if they have her swallow the "air" crystals. I think they are some type of carbon dioxide that helps them see things better on the xray. It's like drinking a lot of carbonation.

Take care,
Bill

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 8/19/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vickabee,
It's not a difficult test at all. I wouldn't hestitate to let her have it.
Best wishes!
Denise
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 4:52 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,196 posts in 329,313 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161825 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, TheRayf.
331 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
borrelioburgdorferii, naturalcurl, cashlessclay, Serenity Now, Admin, Lymie24, NotQuiteAntonio, Shayanv