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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
1-2 days.: Nowadays, radiologists typically interpret a study the same day as it is performed. Assuming that your doctor may want to review the films with the r ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Placing radiopaque: Dye into the colon via the rectum.
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Are BE uncomfortable: Yes. Firstly there is the discomfort of bowel prep. Seocndly when there a nozzle is inserted and barium intorduced. Then air is introduced to create ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Only direct vissualization with scope ( sigmiod or colonoscopy ) with biopsy can. Lower GI and barium enema can detect inflammation of mucosa and sug ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: To be expected.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not definitively: ulcerative colitis is type of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), while IBS is irritable bowel syndrome, which has no overt inflammation. Neither can be ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No,: the barium suspension is inert and doesn't get absorbed by the body. It passes through and is eliminated in the stool.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
29 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Temporarily: A fleets enema causes the colon to evacuate. Most often this simply results in evacuation of the solid stool within the distal colon, but it may caus ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Much of the time: All structures from diaphragm to groin will be visualized by a contrast ct scan. Consuming oral contrast distinguishes gut from surrounding structure ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
LGI anatomy lesson: The colon (large intestine) is the last five feet of the GI tract. Simplistically, the right colon scavenges water to prevent dehydration, the left co ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Which is it?: Barium enema and fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) are different things - ba enema is only used by doctors to enhance xrays of the intestines while fl ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Would anticipate that.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Companies sell these products and make money at it. It is safe to assume someone has used these products for their intended purpose.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: An enema stimulates the rectum because of its volume. Softeners make the stool absorb more water thus making them softer. Sn enema may make the stool ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Some of the: Older preps could have irritated an already inflamed colon, but if your colitis is in remission, currently used preps should not cause a flair.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clare Wilmot
Specializes in General Surgery
Depends on size: Can see the blood supply of tumour mass on a cat scan.. But small polyps do not show... Be does not see polyps, but does see tumour.. Colonoscopy with ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Unusual: At your age, and common with aging. You must be symptomatic if you are getting studied. Diverticula, diverticulosis, then irritation called divertic ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Efren Rael
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Consider allergy ref: Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then grad ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Barium is a laxative: What do you mean by "irritation"? Abdominal pain? Increased output? Blood? Barium, for all its use in imaging, is also a laxative & often used as ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Yes, ...: Megacolon is suspected in patients with constipation of very long duration, abdominal bloating +/- pain, palpable fecal mass; this is chronic. At time ... Read More
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