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Barium Enema (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Large Bowel or Other Intestinal Problems

  • Call your doctor if you have any of these problems; if the problem(s) are severe, go to an emergency department that has consulting gastroenterologists (most large hospitals have):
  • If you pass dark material (blood clots) or have fresh bleeding in your stools, go to a hospital's emergency department.


Keyhole Surgery Center. Diagnoses – Colonoscopy/ Barium Enema.

Medscape. CT Colonography: What the Gastroenterologist Needs to Know.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Lower GI Series.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/20/2014

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