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Old 06-02-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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Barium Enema? Yuck

Hi , I need to have a Barium Enema. Has anyone had this. I think I may have had this a long time ago but not sure. If it is I know it wasn't very easy to do.
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

I had to have one and no it's not very pleasant, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. The worst of it was that for 2 days before the enema you couldn't eat anything and I had to take laxatives so for 2 days I was going back and forth to the bathroom every two minutes abd I do mean every two minutes for two days.

 
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

Hi, that is what I figure I will hate. Did you do the 24hr prep. That is what I need to do.
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

What's the 24 hour prep.?

 
Old 06-05-2004, 04:29 AM   #5
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Hi,
With the 24 hr prep. you have to be on a liquid diet. Nothing red or grape colored.
You take laxatives and some pills in this kit and get all cleaned out. A real pain.

 
Old 06-05-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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That's what I did, but for 48 hours before the exam. The liquid laxative that you have to drink is really gross and it starts working really fast. Within half an hour of drinking it you will be going to the bathroom every two minutes for the next 8 hours until the next day.

 
Old 06-05-2004, 03:12 PM   #7
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

Exactly. Last time I just had to drink part of the bottle then the other part later at 9pm but I think this time you drink it all at once if I am not mistaken. I think I will cut back on Weds too what I eat. That way it might be so bad. My system is slow anyway so it might help to do that. Thanks for your help. Polly

 
Old 06-05-2004, 03:19 PM   #8
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

Hi, yes. Thank you for your help. I may do a very light meal on Weds too. That way it might be so rough. Last time I didn't have to do it all but the golightly stuff.
So this should really clean me out. lol
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Old 06-08-2004, 09:24 PM   #9
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

Going through it was horrible, but after it was done I felt that I was having better bowel mouvements. Maybe because I was empty, I wasn't so backed up and it didn't stay in my intestines for longer than normal.

 
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Re: Barium Enema? Yuck

Hi, I was like that last time I had to do a prep. Then it didn't take me long to get C again.

 
Old 06-10-2004, 09:28 PM   #11
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It sucks...I wish I could have regular bowel mouvements. The worst that they got the more nervous I become and they get even worst. I haven't gone to the bathroom in two days. I just pray I can go tomorrow.

 
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Hi,
Here I am up all night it looks like. Last time I got to sleep a little.. whew.. this time it is just not wanting to let me sleep. Glad my appt. is early tomorrow.
Hope you get some relief.

 
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