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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Is it safe for me to have a Barium enema test with a prolase

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Is it safe for me to have a Barium enema test 'with a prolase of my womb also Bladder i have atrial Fibrillation Asthma i had a four pint blood Tranfuseion last indec 2014 for cronic anemia'my Gp wants to take me off asprin for Warfin with out seeing a consultant' i am very worried with it all '
Hi--can I ask why the barium enema instead of a colonoscopy?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was told that was the only test that i could have.

OK--and what specifically worries you about the test?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i am worried after reading the side effects of Picolax on my poor health i have lost about 16 pounds in the last year'

Just so I can be clear--what possible side effects did you read about?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

that i have a heart disease 'Asthma ; and chronic Anemia also the prolase which i feel may cause more pain to me'

OK I understand. The Picolax is basically a laxative designed to clear your colon before the test. There can be some abdominal cramping and of course loose stools and you'll need to drink plenty of water and juices after you take it. I don't think it will be very painful for you and I certainly don't think it will bother your heart disease or your asthma. I have had many patients that have needed to use it and so far they all did fine with no problems
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