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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   what is a barium swallow
Doctor :   A Barium swallow is a procedure where a dye solution is drank by a patient and while the patient does that, an Xray is taken.
User :   would it show like the hyoid bone & stuff
Doctor :   While the dye passes through the food pipe, it lines the pipes and stomach and identifies if there is any block or irregularity.
Doctor :   If there is any obstruction or irregularity, that can be made out with this. Also the site of the block can be determined.
User :   could anything be life threatning?
Doctor :   At the most, there could be an obstruction which can be treated with a Surgery. It is definitely not life threatening.
User :   ok good i am having one tomorrow i am so scared
Doctor :   There is nothing to be scared about, anyone can have one and it is absolutely safe.
User :   you guys always make me feel better i wish i had money to pay
User :   can u activate my other account and i pay in Februrary

Doctor :   I am afraid that cant be done. Your account activates only once you make a payment. The system is designed that way.
Doctor :   There is no other way
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