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What can upper gastrointestinal (GI) series result show?

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The test can show:

A radiologist will study your X-rays and send a report to your doctor.

Depending on what they find, you might need more tests. Or you may start your treatment.

  • An ulcer
  • A hiatal hernia
  • Cancer and other growths
  • Enlarged blood vessels
  • Narrowed pathways
  • Scars

From: What Is an Upper GI Series? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Upper GI Series."

Sutter Health CMPC: "Learning About Your Health: Upper GI Series."

RadiologyInfo.org: "X-ray (Radiography) - Upper GI Tract."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Barium Swallow (Upper Gastrointestinal Series or "Upper GI Series")."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 02, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Upper GI Series."

Sutter Health CMPC: "Learning About Your Health: Upper GI Series."

RadiologyInfo.org: "X-ray (Radiography) - Upper GI Tract."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Barium Swallow (Upper Gastrointestinal Series or "Upper GI Series")."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 02, 2017

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