Re: oral baruim contrast side effects?
I've had the oral barium contrast several times, and have had symptoms like yours.. eventually though the contrast works its way through and is excreted in your bowel movements.. don't be alarmed when that happens, your BM will be white in color. It is best to increase fluids to speed it along, you don't want that contrast staying in too long as it can harden. there were a few times when my doc had me take a laxative to speed it along even more. Good Luck!