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fleet enema before colonoscopy

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Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Small: There should be directions to prepare for your colonoscopy. This will include fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) at the end. Many GI doctors do not us ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Colostomy nurse: This important question can be best answered by your colostomy nurse or gastroenterologist. I assume that it will require one fleets enema through the ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
36 years experience Radiology
One uses xrays: barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist. a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to d ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Need to do the recommended oral bowel prep. Enemas only evacuate the lower 20% of the colon
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
34 years experience Radiology
Ask the provider: Each provider may have their own prep. Here is a link that may answer more of your questions. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=lowergi
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Details: During a colonoscopy, it is possible to examine the colon in detail and obtain biopsies or remove the polyps if found. A barium enema, provides an ima ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT colonoscopy: is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the co ... Read More

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