Upper GI test

Melody P.
on 7/8/20 10:36 am - TX

I'm having this done next week and I'm just curious if anyone has had this? I don't know anyone who has ever had this. I have to take a contrast(I've read it's usually barium) and sit in front of an X-ray and lay down on the X-ray table.

just curious as to what to expect!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

Dee_Caprini
on 7/8/20 10:44 am, edited 7/8/20 3:44 am

Yep! Mild chalky taste with the barium and having to take huge gulps (at least for me) was my least favorite. But, it was neat to see everything on the screen. Also had one AFTER my procedure to make sire there weren't any leaks

Melody P.
on 7/8/20 11:48 am - TX

thank you so much for the response! I'm really looking forward to answers from my stomach issues!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

JuniperBerry
on 7/8/20 12:13 pm - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

I have had the test done several times when I was having swallowing issues with my lap-band. The stuff you drink is disgusting... and then they strap you to a table that turns you practically upside down while they take X-rays. I can certainly think of better ways to spend an afternoon, but it's not the worst thing. Have fun!

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Melody P.
on 7/8/20 5:12 pm - TX

Thanks so much! I have a horrible gag reflex so the liquid stuff has me worried LOL

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

chris_ruff
on 7/9/20 10:40 am

echoing the others, its weird, but not unpleasant. best of luck!

--Christina
Melody P.
on 7/10/20 8:23 am - TX

Thanks!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

Citizen Kim
on 7/9/20 5:07 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I had it done in Singapore in 2005 when RNY wasn't really a thing there.

I was asked if students could watch and I agreed, expecting like, three or four - enter 30ish young men and women to stand and watch me being moved around like I was on a fairground ride.

I was quite the sideshow

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Melody P.
on 7/10/20 8:24 am, edited 7/10/20 1:24 am - TX

That sounds interesting! Lol hoping for no audience for mine :)

thanks!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

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