Lower GI series which is also known as barium enema is an examination conducted using x-rays to detect problems in the large intestine. To make the large intestines clearly visible, the person’s intestine are filled with chalky liquid called barium. The lower Gi series could be broadly classified into two types:
Lower GI series is used to diagnose the reason behind:
The basic steps towards preparing for the examination include:
After a lower GI series a person can experience the following:
Patients who experience any of the following rare symptoms after a lower GI series should contact their doctor immediately:
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