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Is A Barium Enema Performed In The Doctors Office
Many: A barium enema is a radiologic examination of the colon to look for defects, tumors and obstructions. Barium salts block x-rays, coating the lining which gives a better view of the colon. This can be ordered by your family doctor, a GI doctor, a surgeon, an er doctor, or a hospitalist. It is performed and evaluated by a radiologist. ...Read more
Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more
Have chronic PID but at the moment treated by doctors words, went for barium enema due to pain in colon. They found nothing. What can be the cause?
Treatment for PID: PID is a condition where a pathogen (sexually transmitted) goes up the cervix and uterus and through the fallopian tubes, into the pelvix, causing a more widespread infection. This is separate from your colon and if you're in severe pain, you will need antibiotic treatment, possibly a laparoscopic surgery if imaging shows an abscess. A barium enema would not be helpful for PID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many hours before barium enema should I stop eating. The doctor said I should stop by 3 pm but I have ulcer and I start having pain if not eating.
I had a barium enema because of diverticulitis problems and haven't heard results. How long should I wait?
very different: During a proctogram, your doctor inserts a tube through the anus into the rectum and looks through the tube. A barium enema is done by inserting a tube in a similar fashion but then filling the colon with barium and watching under x ray to look at the outline of the colon. ...Read more
Enema is needed: Barium is probably not the contrast media I would choose. I would perform . I would choose a water soluble media. Just in case the cause of the abscess was a hole in the bowel. Better to have water soluble contrast rather than barium. As always best to talk to the doctors ...Read more
Got my results from the barium enema test that i did and they saw that my colon is extremly long and large... Explains why I have been constipated my?
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