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Barium enema x ray

Why is barium enema xray done ? is it painful ? is it done to find out any suspicious cancerous growth ?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Feb 2010
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Hi.. Barium enema is a investigation done to see if there is a problem in the lower Gastrointestinal tract.. The procedure is not painful.. You will be given a enema with a radio opaque material and then a X ray will be taken.. It is done to check if there is any structural problem  in the lower GI tract.  Bariun enema X Ray's can pick up cancereous growth, but the diagnosis can only be done by a colonoscopy or a biopsy....

Answered: Wed, 10 Feb 2010
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