I had one. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids afterward otherwise the barium might cause some constipation problems. Here's a good description of the test procedure:
Small Bowel Follow Through at U of W.
Bring a good book to read in between while you wait to do films.
Also, I hold my nose when I drink the barium. It seems to help my gag reflex. The stuff is so thick and chalky.
Good luck. It really isn't all that bad. I have had many!
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