A barium enema is a diagnostic medical imaging (X-ray) test used to detect any signs and symptoms caused by abdominal abnormalities, particularly large intestine abnormalities (colon). To examine and diagnose any irregularities in the large intestine, liquid barium is injected into the colon through the rectum via the anus (enema) to obtain a clear image of the inner lining of the colon.
A barium enema may be recommended by your doctor to detect the following:
- Inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis)
- Polyps growth
- Colorectal cancer
- Rectal bleeding, etc.
The following are some methods for avoiding gastrointestinal (GI) tract problems:
- Keep an eye on stool size: larger and more frequent bowel movements indicate healthy digestive function. Constipation and a decrease in stool weight may be early warning signs that you should see a doctor.
- Constipation is a nutrient deficiency condition: The nutrient deficiency is fiber, which is only found in plants. As a result, increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables while drinking plenty of water can help you avoid constipation.
- Surgical removal: As diseases such as colon cancer and polyps progress, treatment becomes more difficult and ineffective, and they must be surgically removed. Regular screening is therefore recommended to detect these in their early stages.
- Doctors may prescribe laxatives to help stimulate bowel movements and relieve constipation.
Bowel issues,Gastric issues
Polyps and obstructions,Cancer,Unusual bloating,Unexplained weight loss