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Follow-Up

A radiologist will examine your X-rays and give the results to your doctor. Your doctor can then share the results with you.

To help clear the remaining barium fluid from your bowel, your doctor will give you instructions about drinking water, taking laxatives or using an enema at home. For a few days, while the barium clears, you will notice that your stools are an unusually light color.

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