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Barium Swallow (cont.)

After the Procedure

When you return home, you can resume your normal diet unless you are advised otherwise by your doctor. Because the barium is white, your stools will be chalky and light-colored for 1 to 3 days. Do not be concerned about this.

  • You should try to drink lots of fluids to help alleviate the constipation.
  • Eat food with lots of roughage and fiber such as raw fruits and raw vegetables.
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