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Single contrast image: Your entire large intestine is filled with the barium liquid. This helps the doctor see large masses or major problems with the intestine.

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The technologist will help you get into position on an exam table. Some places may use an X ray table that tilts.

You’ll take the baking soda crystals, if you’re having that test, then drink the barium. Although the barium solution doesn’t canada goose outlet factory taste good, there’s no pain and little discomfort during the procedure.

If you’re on an adjustable table, it usually starts in a vertical position, with you standing. For a regular table you’ll get on the table and lie in different positions. This helps spread the barium around. Most of the X rays will be taken with you lying down. You’ll be asked to hold your breath before each.

The process usually takes 30 minutes.

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After the first set of X rays, someone will help you to the bathroom (or give you a bedpan) so you can move your bowels to canada goose outlet toronto location get rid of as much of the barium as possible. Then you’ll go back to the exam room for more X rays of the barium solution that remains on your intestinal wall. The technologist may inject more air into your colon for more contrast on the images.

The test should take between 30 minutes to an hour.

What Happens After the Tests?

You should be able to go back to your usual activities and normal diet immediately after your GI tests. Unless your doctor tells you to restrict fluids for another medical condition, drink plenty of water or juice eight to 10 glasses each day for 3 days to get the barium out of your colon.

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