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Barium Enema General Information

What is a barium enema?

A barium enema 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. Barium enema procedures are done on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

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Before the Test

During the Test

After the Test

Last Updated: 06/2012