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Barium Swallow test?

My son had to do a barium swallow this coming week. Any feedback would be appreciated from those whose children have had this test. My son is 14m (he has reflux). How is the test read/conducted? Thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my son had a barrium swallow at that age also. He did very well with it. He had to lay down while they did the test while he was drinking from his bottle. I suppose it would be different now, he is five. He also did a swallow study where he sat in a "chair" that put him in front of an xray machine they read it right away and told us. Again this was a few years ago but I would assume that it is relatively the same. Good luck and I hope i helped at least a little bit.

    Answer by threeboysmama at 6:58 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

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