Lower GI Series

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022

A lower GI series is a procedure in which a medical professional uses x-rays and a chalky fluid called barium to watch your large intestine. The barium will make your large intestine more noticeable on an x-ray. Both types of lower GI series are. a single-contrast lower GI series, which uses only barium; an air-contrast or double-contrast lower GI series, which uses both barium and air for a clearer view of your large intestine. A lower GI series is additionally called a barium enema. A lower GI series can help a medical professional find the root cause of.

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