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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Allergies: Certainly possible.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Barium studies: are x-ray tests used to examine the digestive tract (colon,esophagus, stomach, and small intestine). Because these organs are not visible on x-rays, ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Chemical: Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Be ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Peritoneum: See a gastroenterologist. He may have cirrhosis
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A member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Barium is an inert metal which is not absorbed and otherwise harmless. It will not interact with food. This is why it is used for radiographic exams.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Rare: If forms an obstruction of the colon. Drink lots of water to help the barium be eliminated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Not too bad:(: .
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No,: the barium is confined to the colon. The only way for the barium to have an effect on the mesentery is if the colon was ruptured.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Becuase: Barium has a high atomic number - it's a very heavy element. Heavy elements absorb x-rays - hence you can see it. It's like any other heavy dense ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: Abnormalities on barium enema need confirmation with direct visualization and likely removal.

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