WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center


Barium Enema with Air Contrast

 

Department: X-Ray on 1st floor across the hall from Central Registration

***Patient should report to Central Registration at least ½ hour prior to the scheduled appointment time to register/check-in.



This procedure required a (3) day preparation. In order to better serve you and assure a quality study, the following three-day routine for preparation is urged:

Day 1:

  • Breakfast = clear apple or grape juice, 1 large glass of water
  • 10am = 1 large glass of water
  • Lunch = clear bouillon soup, plain jello, large class of water
  • 3pm = large glass of water
  • Dinner = same as lunch (day 1)
  • 7pm = large glass of water
  • 9pm = bouillon soup or clear fruit juice – drink as desired

Day 2:

  • Breakfast = clear apple or grape juice, 1 large glass of water
  • 10am = 1 large glass of water
  • Lunch = clear bouillon soup, plain jello, large class of water
  • 3pm = large glass of water
  • Dinner = same as lunch (day 1)
  • 7pm = large glass of water
  • 8pm = bottle of Citrate of Magnesia
  • 10pm = 3 Ducolax tablets-swallow whole with large glass of water
    (DO NOT TAKE WITHIN 1 HOUR OF ANTACID)

Day 3:

  • Breakfast = clear liquids only, no milk or cream
  • 7am = Ducolax suppository – unwrap the suppository and insert into the rectum as high as possible. Close thighs for 15-20 minutes. (arrange before hand if assistance is needed).

Cleaning of the bowel is of great importance to achieve a quality exam. It is in your best interest to follow instructions completely. Timing is important. Come to the x-ray department for the appointed time.

Colyte may be alternated for the Citrate Magnesium and Ducolax tablets.

 

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