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What should I expect after the barium enema procedure?
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Lots of barium
Barium will act as a laxative.
Stay near a toilet.

In brief: Lots of barium
Barium will act as a laxative.
Stay near a toilet.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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In brief: Mostly gas
If you had a double contrast study then the gas that was introduced into the colon and small bowel will make its' way out the usual way.
You will also notice that you will continue to pass barium (white stuff) for a while. Since your bowel was well cleaned out before the exam (i hope) it will be several days before your stools regain their typical appearance. There may be some cramping.

In brief: Mostly gas
If you had a double contrast study then the gas that was introduced into the colon and small bowel will make its' way out the usual way.
You will also notice that you will continue to pass barium (white stuff) for a while. Since your bowel was well cleaned out before the exam (i hope) it will be several days before your stools regain their typical appearance. There may be some cramping.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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