How long does barium enema take?

Check out. Radiologyinfo.Org for discussion about barium enema. May still need other tests such as endoscopy or ct scan of abdomen / pelvis depending on your symptoms.
Barium enema. About 20 minutes. Usually wothless procedure.

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I had a barium enema because of diverticulitis problems and haven't heard results. How long should I wait?

1-2 days. Nowadays, radiologists typically interpret a study the same day as it is performed. Assuming that your doctor may want to review the films with the radiologist, i think it is reasonable to wait one day, two days max. Every office has a different practice: are you sure they will call you with the results or do they need you to call them first? When in doubt, it is best to call. Read more...
A few days. In most practices the study will be read that day and the report out the next. If you dont hear in a week call. Read more...

Do you need to take Gastrografin for a barium enema?

Depends. Most commonly, barium is administered into the rectum (along with air) for barium enema. If there is suspicion of bowel perforation, water soluble gastrografin is used instead. Gastrografin is hyperosmolar and can cause fluid shifts (fluid moves from the blood to the GI tract) and should be used with caution in hemodynamically unstable patients. Colon is then imaged with x-rays/fluoroscopy. Read more...

When you get a barium enema, how long or round is piece that is inserted into rectum? I am nervous about the whole procedure!

Not Big. I've been the inserter and the insertee. The tip is about as thick as an index finger with a mild area of widening about an inch from the end of the tip. A small balloon may be inflated after the tip is inserted (with lots of lubricant). The balloon helps you keep the enema from leaking out. Only a few inches of the tip will get inserted. Try not to get too worked up. The prep is a bigger deal. Read more...

Results from barium enema showed that my colon is extremely long and large. That could explain why I have been constipated my whole life... Right?

Perhaps the opposite. Perhaps your colon is so large and long because you have been constipated. Lots of water, bulk in your stool (raw fruits and veggies) high fiber and exercise are the tools for improving/resolving constipation. Read more...
Chicken or the egg. The term "redundant colon" describes a large intestine (colon) that is longer than normal and as a result has repetitive, overlapping loops.Sometimes the colon starts to be redundant and long from early childhood. Sometimes the colon will become redundant and dilated with accomodate of large amount of retained feces in association with constipation. 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?

Constipation is. Common, a dilated, colon could be a sign of hirschsprung disease with lack of proper innervation. This is quite rare. Ask the family doctor if it is the cause, in the mean time, ask them to help you with diet and fiber. Read more...

Can I take enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema?

Follow instruction. Best to follow instructions. But i question why you are getting a barium enema to begin with when there are better screening modalities available. Read more...

Can I take a laxative or enema instead of colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema?

Yes. There are plenty of different preps. Some include citrate of magnesia and ducolax and others may include golytely (polyethylene glycol). Speak to your md. All will include liquid diet and lots of water. Read more...

Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for a barium enema?

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. Read more...