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What happens after an upper GI or lower GI test?

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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.

SOURCE: Medicinenet.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 03, 2018

SOURCE: Medicinenet.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 03, 2018

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