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What is the difference between a barium enema test and a colonoscopy?

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In brief: One uses xrays

barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist.
a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to diagnose issues and can biopsy a lesion at the same time

In brief: One uses xrays

barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist.
a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to diagnose issues and can biopsy a lesion at the same time
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