Tests that may be needed

Most babies with reflux don't need any tests. It can usually be diagnosed based on your baby's symptoms.

In rare cases, the following tests may be recommended if your baby's reflux is severe or persistent:

  • endoscopy a narrow, flexible tube with a camera at the end is passed down their throat to look for any problems
  • barium swallow this where your baby is given adrink containing a substance called barium before an X-ray is taken;the barium shows up on the X-ray and helps highlight any problems in their digestive system

These tests willnormally be carried out in hospital.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018