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what is lower gi

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
An xray: Lower GI series or barium enema is an xray performed after a 1-2 day cleansing of your bowel, wherein a radiologist gives you an enema with radio opa ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Barium enema: Imaging after adequate bowel prep- clean out, done with inserted contrast. Allows visualization of tumors, narrowing, diverticula etc. Colonoscopy ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Radiologyinfo.org: Will fill you in.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Add fiber.: Adding fiber to a high GI food or recipe, or even to a meal in general, can lower the GI and make it a bit healthier. For example, add psyllium husks ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Seems reasonable.: hormones are stored in fat. It takes a while to get them out of your body.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
21 years experience Family Medicine
FIT test: The fecal immunochemical test, while not perfect, generally does not test digested blood from the upper GI tract or from food. It is fairly specific f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
UPPER GI: Before having the xray, they give you some liquid laxative the night before the procedure and fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) in the am. It is saf ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
CBC repeat: Based on the information provided, your physician may have been concerned that there was a GI source of bleeding leading to the diagnosis of anemia. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Fnctionl vs physical: The UGI can add evidence of the "function" of the GI tract vs. The physical features seen on scope. One may see evidence of active reflux or watch th ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Diminutive polyp: No reasons to worry before the pathology report. Most polyps are benign, and even if that is not the case, being diagnosed early will give you a good ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Diverticular bleedin: Diverticular bleeding occurs when one of the blood vessels in the "pouched out" section of the intestine is torn or damaged and begins to bleed. Embol ... Read More

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