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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Placing radiopaque: Dye into the colon via the rectum.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Barium enema: About 20 minutes. Usually wothless procedure.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Anatomy: Mostly it is used to study the anatomy of the lower intestine. If there is narrowing or widening of any area or if there is a suspicious looking mass ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Barium Enema: Prior to the procedure a bowel prep is consumed +/- enemas. In the radiology suite, a lubricated nozzle is inserted into the rectum and barium is intr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience in Radiology
BE: You can call the hospital where you're having it done and they can tell you.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not many: Less sensitive and specific than other tests, like colonoscopy, ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy), barium enemas aren't done much anymore. Can be ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
A barium enema: Is a procedure performed in radiology under fluoroscopy. The radiologist fills the colon with barium and sometimes with air to look for polyps, masses ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lots of barium: Barium will act as a laxative. Stay near a toilet.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
This is: A radiology exam that at looks the colon by giving barium (sometimes with air) through a rectal tube. This exam looks at the colon for certain disease ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Pain, bloating: For braium enemas, expect to feel some abd cramping or discomfort . Bloating may also occur. A lot depends on the extent of evaluation.

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