• Test results are sent to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results
After the Test
You will be able to eat your normal diet. Drink plenty of water and other
liquids the next 2-3 days. Avoid carbonated drinks during this time because
they may cause you to have gas. Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables,
and/or take a mild laxative to help remove the barium. Your stool will be
light in color due to the barium for a day or so after the test.
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.
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