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Taking barium for an X-ray - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   well i had a question to have an x-ray do you have to take barium?
Doctor :   it depends on the condition and part to be radiographed
Doctor :   for plain X ray no need to take barium
User :   if i have an x-ray of my abdomen
Doctor :   thats what for kidney and urinary region on certain conditions we need to take barium
Doctor :   for plain X ray we need not take
Doctor :   if you can tell me the problem
Doctor :   i can suggest you
Doctor :   your age and occupation
User :   well i've been taking about 8 different diet pills in the last month or so, and my chest has been hurting and i've been having chest pressure im really worried.
Doctor :   can you name the pills?
Doctor :   sure we will assist you on this
Doctor :   is there a chest pain?

Doctor :   since when ? what type is it burning or stabbing or dull or pricking or sharp
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