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Barium Enema (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

  • Call your doctor if you have any of these problems:

    • Moderate to severe abdominal pain

    • Moderate to severe abdominal bloating

    • Constipation

    • Severe diarrhea

    • Inability to take food or fluids

  • If you pass dark material or have fresh bleeding in your stools, go to a hospital's emergency department.

  • In addition, any severe abdominal pain, bloating, or cramping needs evaluation in a hospital.

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