Lower gastrointestinal series; Lower GI series
Barium should fill the colon evenly, showing normal bowel shape and position and no blockages.
What abnormal results mean
Abnormal test results may be a sign of:
Colitisdue to Crohn's disease
- Colorectal cancer
Colorectal polyps Diverticulitis
- Twisted loop of the bowel (volvulus)
Other conditions under which the test may be performed:
Hirschsprung's disease Intestinal obstruction Intussusception
Review Date: 12/14/2010
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.