This X-ray creates detailed images of the entire small intestine.
An X-ray of the small intestine creates images of the section of bowel between the stomach and the large intestine. This includes the duodenum, jejunum and ileum.
Your health care provider may order an X-ray of your small intestine to find the cause of:
Here are some things you should know before having an X-ray.
Prior to the procedure, tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking (including over-the-counter medications and supplements). Ask about specific instructions you should follow before the procedure. These may include:
After the test, your stool will be white and hard (constipated).
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?
After your X-ray, your healthcare provider should provide a description of any problems found during the procedure and what symptoms you should report. You should also understand all home care instructions (including medications and side effects) and follow-up plans.
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