Barium Enema (cont.)
After the Procedure
Most people have a short recovery time and go home after the procedure.
- The images are read by a qualified radiologist and/or gastroenterologist who communicates the findings to your doctor who may also opt to see the images. Your doctor usually calls you within a week with the results.
- If there are abnormal results such as irregularities in the contour of the colon suggesting abnormal masses, your doctor will discuss additional diagnostic and management plans, which may include
colonoscopy, biopsy and/or surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/20/2014
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