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Barium Enema

Barium Enema at Methodist Health System

What is a barium enema?

A barium enema is an X-ray examination of the large intestine (colon). The barium is used to makes the colon visible on the X-ray film.

There are two types of barium enema:

The type of barium enema is used depends on a person’s age, medical condition, and the results of other tests.

Who needs a barium enema?

A barium enema is often recommended for people with symptoms that point to a possible cancer in the colon, such as a change in bowel habits, lower abdominal pain, or blood, mucus, or pus in the stool.

To find a doctor or request an appointment,
call (214) 947-0000.