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Barium Enema

I had a Barium Enema done a week ago and i just got my results. What do these results mean?

SEVERAL FILLING DEFECTS ARE NOTED THROUGHOUT THE BOWEL CONSISTENT WITH RESIDUAL FECAL MATERIAL. A SMALL POLYPOID LESION CANNOT BE CATEGORICALLY EXCLUDED. AS CLINICALLY INDICATED, CONSIDER COLONOSCOPY CORRELATION.

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It looks like they did not get the best imaging because there was residual stool in your colon, however you may have a small polyp, and you shoud have a colonoscopy exam.

Don't worry too much.  They are not sure there is a polyp, just can't rule it out.  Also, not all polyps are cancerous, or even pre-cancerous.  Ask for colonoscopy, that way the doctor can visualize the area and if there is a polyp it can be removed for biopsy.  Colonoscopy is no big deal.  The prep is a bit unpleasant but you won't even remember the exam itself.  It can save your life.  Good luck.

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