What happens after an upper GI or lower GI test?
You can often go right back to your usual activities and normal diet after your GI tests. Unless your doctors tells you not to, drink plenty of water or juice -- 8-10 glasses each day for three days -- to eliminate the barium from your colon. It's normal for your stool to have a white or light color for up to three days after the test, and the barium enema given during a lower GI test may leave you feeling weak or dizzy. Ask your doctor what you might expect to feel after the test.
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