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Air Contrast Barium Enema

This is a test which uses X-rays and a special kind of enema solution to take pictures of the colon or large bowel, which is the lower part of the intestines. The test shows the doctor if there is anything wrong inside the colon and how well it is working.

An air contrast barium enema is especially good at finding causes of rectal bleeding.

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Before the Test

During the Test

After the Test

Last Updated: 06/2012