Questions about Barium enema. Really Scared
Hi to all,
Just a brief history, I was admitted to hospital with a fecal impaction after an xray showed a mass in the colon. I have been taking movicol regularly but to little effect. buscopan helps a bit with the pain and spasms. the impaction seems to go ie I have about a 3 foot pencil thin bowel movement once every 10 days!! and it just seems to build back up. I had a CEA marker test done for cancer and that came back as 1.9 so normal. they want me to have a Barium Enema and to be quite honest I am literally scared to death. I have cancelled it twice and have heard so many stories about it being the most barbarric and invasive test.
I begged the doctor for another method of finding what was happening inside but she said this was the best one. someone once told me that it doesnt show anything up anyway.
My question is, can anyone please share their experiences of a barium enema and the after effects both good and bad.
The doctor gave me some diazapan to try and calm me down before the test but not even sure if that will help.
I quite simply have a huge fear about what will happen.
I know this is unreasonable as so many people have serious life threatning diseases but I really really do need some reassurance.
Many many thanks in advance