When symptoms continue even after treatment or to rule out the presence of other illnesses with similar symptoms, the diagnostic evaluation may include blood tests, a hydrogen breath test, or an x ray of the bowel, called a barium enema.
The x ray images may be enhanced by giving the child a barium enema, a form of contrast or opaque media that allows more detail to be seen in x rays and MRI or CT scans.
If the pediatrician makes a diagnosis of retentive encopresis, the physician may recommend laxatives, stool softeners, or an enema to free the impaction.
Double-Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE), every five years: DCBE involves drinking a special substance which makes the colon more clearly visible on an X-ray.
The band rose to even greater fame with the addition of Barker, and went on to record four more discs, including the landmark Enema of the State in 1999.
Sometimes a lighted, flexible fiber optic instrument (sigmoidoscope) may be inserted rectally in conjunction with a barium enema to visualize the bowel.
It may be necessary to do more invasive tests, such as a barium enema or upper GI series, if the obstruction is mechanical.
Diagnostic tests may include stool or blood tests, hydrogen breath test, or an x ray of the bowel, called a barium enema.
The antidotes for oxalic acid poisoning are milk of lime, chalk, whiting, or even wall-plaster, followed by evacuation brought about by an enema or castor oil.
The stomach may be washed out with warm water and then with a 2% solution of permanganate of potash, an enema of the same solution being given.