I want everyone to know the truth and danger of Barium X-Rays. Many Doctors deny or won't willingly give away this information, as not to scare their patients. I finally had one doctor inform me of this danger and then cofirmed it with my family doctor after asking first.
Barium X-Rays are 70 times the amount of radiation as a normal chest x-ray. There is growing concern and evidence that radiation in this amount can help contribute to cancer. AND, if you really don't have IBS and it's really IBD (inflamation), your chances of colin cancer are almost certain after 10 years or more of living with inflamation.
There are many other ways to diagnos your intestines without Barium X-Rays. Colonoscopy is the best way, so are MRI's and CAT scans.
You all deserve to have this information so you can make your own choices. For those who are younger, just remeber you have to live with that radiaion the rest of your life. why do you think the dentist covers your chest area when he/she takes an x-ray of your teeth? - Because unnessesary radiation is bad for you!