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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Barium sulfate: Is a contrast agent commonly used in medical imaging for fluoroscopic studies such as Upper GI series and Barium Enema. Allergic reaction is extremel ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No: There does not appear to be any reason for people with sulfa or sulfite allergies to avoid medications that contain a sulfate salt such as barium sulf ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not too bad:(: .
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
26 years experience Radiology
Tastes variable: Many barium admixtures are flavored, so it varies from place to place. The barium mixtures are more tolerable than the purely water soluble contrasts ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Rare: If forms an obstruction of the colon. Drink lots of water to help the barium be eliminated.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, very normal.: Oral contrast materials commonly cause diarrhea. Once it's out of your system, everything should be fine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Barium is notorious for being the worst part of the endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. Symptoms as you describe are frequent. While it is less comm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Yeast infection: No but it may cause constipation.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Coats the mucosa: Or lining so better images. It won't hurt your bowels. Drink water so it doesn't cause an impaction.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Contrast defined: Contrast can mean intravenous (IV) to help define the blood vessels, or contrast like you are talking about where you ingest a solution that outlines ... Read More
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