Colon and rectal abnormalities that can be detected include diverticulosis, polyps, dilation of the colon, Hirschsprung disease in infants, and colon cancers. What are the risks? The patient will be instructed to take slow, deep breaths through the mouth to ease any discomfort.
The technologist will position you on the exam table, and give you instructions. Please leave your valuables at home or in your room in the hospital. Obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract, tear in the colon wall, allergic reaction to barium.