A 40-year-old member asked:
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can i take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for a barium enema?

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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Yes: While it's best to follow the bowel cleansing regimen prescribed, the end result to completely cleanse the colon so that clear liquid is coming out before do the barium enema.
Answered on Feb 16, 2015
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