Your doctor may recommend a barium enema to determine the cause of signs and symptoms, such as the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Persistent constipation

A barium enema X-ray may enable your doctor to detect such conditions as:

  • Abnormal growths (polyps)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
May. 24, 2014