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If a patient had total colectomy w/ileostomy placement, what would be the purpose in having them undergo a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam?

If a patient had total colectomy w/ileostomy placement, what would be the purpose in having them undergo a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam?

After the resection-: -the bowls R usually hooked up again 2 what remains. The colostomy is done 2 divert the contents of the bowls. This is what is done in the acute phase of diverticulitis. The study is 2 see how the anastomoses is doing. If it's a permanent colostomy, it's 2 eval the rectum & what's left of the colon. Tumors can B seen. If a temporary 1, if all is OK,the colostomy is taken down. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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Does a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam only reveal large intestines? If not. What other organs does it show.

Does a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam only reveal large intestines? If not. What other organs does it show.

Yes,: It is performed specifically to evaluate the colon/large intestine. Since X-rays of the whole abdomen are performed as part of the procedure, it could provide limited evaluation of other structures such as the lumbosacral spine. ...Read more

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Hello, i had a barium enema exam through my rectum yesterday at 10:00 AM. After the exam i noticed that i didn't have an urge to urinate for hours.

Hello, i had a barium enema exam through my rectum yesterday at 10:00 AM. After the exam i noticed that i didn't have an urge to urinate for hours.

Dehydrated?: When you take a barium enema you must clean yourself out first. This then coupled with taking nothing by mouth all night prior can make you low on fluids. You would not have a desire to void for some time. ...Read more

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Is the barium enema exam of the large intestine safe for heart patients?

Compared to what? Ca: Cancer? Any procedure or test comes with risk, so if it isn't needed, then best not to do it. However, whoever ordered the Barium enema did so for a reason & the risk-vs-benefit calculation was done based on symptoms, history, & a preliminary diagnosis. All-in-all, barium is safer than colonoscopy using Mag citrate or other laxatives that cause electrolyte problems & require sedation. Enema is OK. ...Read more

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Will i need an enema before rectal exam?

Will i need an enema before rectal exam?

No.: A digital rectal exam does not require an enema. Stool is not normally contained in the rectum, but rather higher up in the upper rectum/sigmoid. If stool is low in the rectum, usually there will be signals to have a bowel movement, which should be done prior to a digital rectal exam. ...Read more

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Will I have to take an enema before a rectal exam?

Will I have to take an enema before a rectal exam?

No.: Rectal exam as part of a physical exam, i.e. Insertion of a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum, does not need an enema. Anoscopy (insertion of a short tube into the anus to view the area generally does not unless surgical work is planned. Examination with a sigmoidoscope (rigid or flexible) does need enemas. ...Read more

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What are enemas?

Fluid into colon: A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds. Typical use is to treat constipation; can cause distension, discomfort, and stimulates bowel evacuation. Rare use to instill meds. "alternative" med use to "detoxify": unproven for this purpose; fda issued warning letters about it. ...Read more

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What’s an enema?

What’s an enema?

Rectal: Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation. ...Read more

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What is an enema?

Hard to pass: An enema is typically used for people who are constipated. The individual inserts a tube into the rectum to infuse fluid into the bowel and encourage a bowel movement. Ordinary enemas contain tap water, mixtures of soap and water, glycerine and water, or other materials. Prior to using an enema, it is advisable to consukt with a physician to determine if this is the proper treatment. ...Read more