Gastric Emptying Study and Small Bowel Follow-through

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   Posted 5/4/2011 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I am sure many of you have had these tests, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some information about them?

Did you have any kind of prep in the days leading up to the tests?

For the gastric emptying study, do you have to drink barium or do you eat something?
From what I have read about the small bowel followthrough, they have you drink barium, but how much?

Also, has anyone had these tests done at the same time, or in the same day? I just put in a call to schedule mine and I think they will be on the same day. I have colonic inertia and I am worried about having to drink barium for both studies, that would be A LOT of barium, wouldn't it?

And lastly, if you did have to drink barium, how hard was it to get "cleaned out" afterward?

Thanks for the help,
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