gastrointestinal (GI) series looks at the upper and middle sections of the
gastrointestinal tract. The test uses barium contrast material, fluoroscopy,
and X-ray. Fluoroscopy is a kind of X-ray.
An upper GI series is done
Tell your doctor
Your doctor may ask you to do one or all of the
The test is usually
done in a clinic or the X-ray department of a hospital.
Watch closely for
changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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