is it ok to have esophagram and gastric emptying study on the same day?

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   Posted 10/17/2013 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, going to have these studies done due to uncontrolled gerd. The hospital scheduled them for the same day, one after the other. Makes it easier for me, just want to make sure swallowing barium for the x-ray of the esophagus won't affect the results of the gastric emptying study after.

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   Posted 10/18/2013 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I would recommend calling your Dr. or his nurse to make sure this is ok ? 
I am sure others will have opinions for you.
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   Posted 10/18/2013 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it's a very good idea. I had mine done on seperate days since the barium would interfere w the GES . During the GES u have to eat food w "tracers" in it . But I'm no doctor I've just been through all this already .
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   Posted 10/18/2013 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I e-mailed my doc yesterday but haven't heard back. So had my boyfriend, who works at that hospital, go ask the radiology dept and not only can I not have the tests back to back, but there has to be at least 2 days between them. so I did reschedule.
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