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May 08, 2009
My son had an upper GI barium swallow when he was 4 months old, he is now 9 months. It was normal, no aspirations. I am wondering if he could have developed them since then. Specifically, does that test mean he is normal and that it that or can it change as he gets older?
May 09, 2009
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
yes it can change. there are some conditions in which the motility of the esophagus can change or worsen over time. or it could be possible he just was not aspirating during that test, it happens all the time. if you suspect he is aspirating on the way down from drinking i would ask for a modified barium swallow which might be more conclusive then a UGI- it's a very similar test though they just concentrate specifically on swallowing and aspiration. if you are thinking he is aspirating on reflux a repeat ugi or impedance probe might be the way to go. talk to your GI about it good luck!
May 11, 2009
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A UGI sometimes won't even show reflux so it is possible that he was/is aspirating and it was inconclusive. I agree with pp that a swallow study might be a good next step. Is he having problems with recurrent pneumonia as a result?
Check with your
doctor first!