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This is about your barium swallow (easy read)

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The doctor wants to look at your food pipe as you find it hard to keep food down.

This is done doing a barium swallow. This is a machine that takes a picture of your food pipe.

If you find it difficult to stand, you can sit while the machine takes a picture of your food pipe.

No food or drink

You must not eat or drink before the test.

glass of white liquid

You will be given a white liquid to drink. This helps them see your food pipe.

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A family member or carer can stay with you if you want.

20 mins on timer

The test will take 20 minutes.

House

When this is done you can go home.

sore stomach

Your tummy may feel sore afterwards. This is normal.

Drink plenty of water.

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If you want to contact the Learning Disability Liaison Team

Call 020 8934 6895

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If you want to contact the medical team

Call 020 8934 8456

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