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About Your Colon X-Ray describes the colon X-ray examination (barium enema), equipment used, preparation instructions and what to expect during the test. This pamphlet provides:
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Benefits of This Pamphlet to Your Patient
Colon examinations, while routine in practice, may be the cause of significant anxiety to your patient. The process involves unpleasant aspects that may lead to discomfort and embarrassment for some. Having a clear picture of the process, its necessities, potential side effects and normal reactions may be of comfort to the patient knowing this information in advance. This pamphlet describes:
Knowing what to expect and why will enable your patient to come through the procedure with greater confidence and understanding. That is good for both the patient and you, the health care provider.
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