What happens after the GI tests for the digestive tract?
Generally, you can resume your usual activities and normal diet immediately after your GI tests. Unless your doctors orders a restriction on fluids for another medical condition, drink plenty of water or juice -- 8-10 glasses each day for three days -- to eliminate the barium from your colon.
It is 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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