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 who communicates the findings to your doctor who may opt to see the images too. 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 biopsy or surgery.
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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