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I need to have an upper gi series tomorrow, what should i

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I need to have an upper gi series tomorrow, what should i expect? Is this test harmful and does it have side effects?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

What are your symptoms?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for waiting.
I am sorry for your symptoms.
Upper GI series usually does not cause side effects.
There can be allergy to barium.
You may feel gagging while swallowing.
There is risk of radiation but exposure is less.
In some cases, obstruction can occur.
In general, the tests is often without complications.
I hope this information helps.
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