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What are some common side-effects or risks involved in barium enema?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Georgianne Snowden
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Constipation
Occcasionally it may cause constipation if barium not completely evacuated.
I suggest at least 48 oz of water the day after the exam.

In brief: Constipation
Occcasionally it may cause constipation if barium not completely evacuated.
I suggest at least 48 oz of water the day after the exam.
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Bloating, cramping
Bloating, cramping and diarrhea are the most common side effects.
There is a small risk of bowel perforation as well.

In brief: Bloating, cramping
Bloating, cramping and diarrhea are the most common side effects.
There is a small risk of bowel perforation as well.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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