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A lower GI series is done by a radiology technologist or a radiologist—a doctor who specializes in x-ray imaging—at a hospital or outpatient center.
To prepare for a lower GI series, patients must empty all solids from the GI tract during a “bowel prep,” which is usually done at home.
A lower GI series uses x rays to help diagnose problems of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum.
Mild constipation from the barium enema is the most common complication of a lower GI series.
After the procedure, patients may feel tired and bloated and may experience anal soreness from the bowel prep.