Have YOU ever had a barium enema?
I have had a barium enema just once. The doctor had done a colonoscopy and found that I have an extra long colon. His instrument was not long enough to examine the upper part. He suggested that a barium enema and x-ray would cover that.
I had one when I was in the fourth grade Dr admitted me for it with a nurse giving me laxitive stuff to drink at about noon at 8 that night I was given three fleet enemas. The next morning I was woken up and given enemas till clear they where about 2 quarts each it took two of those then I was taken for the barium enema. They placed me on the table on my left side and inserted an inflatable nozzle into me. Then the radiologist came in and the started the study after they got all those xrays done they drained the barium back into the bag. They next pumped me full of air and took those pictures. After that I was allowed to use the restroom and then was taken to my room there the nurse came in and administered two more enemas to wash the barium out. Turned out to be appendicitis and the next day had three more enemas to prep me for surgery.
Not personally, although I have had 3 colonoscopies (and a few EGD's). When I was an (Dis?)orderly in a hospital in the early 90's, just before barium enemas fell out of favor to colonoscopies I sure got to observe enough of them and clean up more than my share of messes caused by them! I would always joke with the nurses and tell them "An enema did this to me" and someone inevitable would say "Don't you mean enemy?" to which I would reply "No it was Definitely an enema!"
I've had two-enjoyed the second more than the first because it was administered by a cute young girl. They're hard to get nowadays. I even tried hinting to my GP and she wouldn't order one for me-she said to wait until next years colonoscopy.
Well, I have had maybe five....the last one about a year ago. The last one was requested since I had been having more problems than usual and wanted my GI doc to have alook with me. The part about a BE that I like and appreciate is to actually see what my colon is doing....what it is...etc. I was able to watch practically all of it, the Doc understood my desire to see it and was patient.
My GI doc went over it all with the Xrays, etc. It was good. The folk involved mentioned that it isn't done as often as it used to be since the colonoscopy gives such a good picture. Oh well....another treat going away.
Late 70s or early 80s. Embarrassing and crampy. Not horrible.
Never had a barium enema but do enjoy reading and hearing other men's experiences with barium enemas!!!
I have never had a barium enema, but while in college did date a technician who gave them. I learned that she was also good at giving regular enemas.
Ive had a couple of them.They weren't painful but weren't fun like the ones at Sherema!
Sweet Jesus in the morning! I had one about 20 years ago. I heard horror stories, There was nothing to it!. The nurse asked if I ever had an enema before. I lied and said no. She said don't worry. I said, "I hope I can hold it. She came back with a small inflatable swimming pool and put it under me. I thought Oh! this is gonna be HELL! she had a cheap inflatable nozzle. Her aim was good, she hit the target on the first try and it went in with no problem. She said your gonna feel a little pressure and she pumped it up. The doctor came in and it started. It was over before I knew it. she then laid the bag on the floor and left the stuff run back in. I said how much was in me and she said maybe a quart. I went to the bathroom, had a good blow out. Nothing at all to it. I don't know what hospitals you all go to but If you're enduring torture like that it. then it must be Our Lady of Perpetual Pain. I think, and I don't want to offend anyone, but when it comes to a necessary medical procedure you all ought to be able to table your fetish and man up, or woman up (in an attempt to remain gender neutral and politically correct) and get it over with and taken care of.
Yes, about 25 years ago. I'd been having some unexplained gripes that lingered for months, and my doctor decided he'd better take a look. I don't remember much about the prep, but it must have been pot.cit or similar - horrible stuff, but today's PEG concoctions are worse. So I went to a local hospital and duly put on the 'gown of shame' in which it is impossible to maintain even a semblance of dignity. Frankly, total nudity would not be worse!
Once on the table, with what looked like an overblown white sausage of barium (they told me it was 2 litres) threatening me, the nurse inserted the nozzle and inflated the cuff. That was nice; but I really wasn't at my sexual peak... Then came the barium, dull and heavy in my bowels, but not at all crampy. After about half the barium was in, they announced that this would be a double contrast barium/air enema, and proceeded to blow me up like a football. That was nice, too. But what really sticks in my mind is that they had me strapped to that exam table better than a top gun in an F-15. I soon found out why as they proceeded to flip me every which way: stand on your feet; your head, your left and right sides. Hang upside down from the table (no kidding) and pull out of the loop with an Immelmann turn. Barrel roll. Head over heels, and on and on! I tell you, that barium got chased around by the air in me until there was nowhere it hadn't been. I have been on fairground rides that were more exciting, but none of them offered me an enema to go with it!
Finally they let me go to the toilet in the exam room. I guess they were used to the sounds of an air-and-barium fill going down; but I found it embarrassing. I soon got over that, as the extreme difficulty of getting rid of it all became apparent. Of course, one of the prep drugs they give you is an antispasmodic, which does a pretty good job of paralysing the colon. That's why there are no cramps; but then you can't shift the enema. I persevered, with standing up, squatting with my head down, twisting my body and kneading my abdomen. Even so, I I think I got only half of it out. I remember taking a plain enema that night, by which time the barium had lost most of its water by osmosis. It was like shitting cement aggregate.
Do it again? With a bit of luck I might die first.
I've had one, almost twenty years ago. I unwisely choose to use a storefront clinic for the procedure instead of the hospital. Techs there didn't know what they were doing and made the experience somewhat annoying.
I think I was the only person there at the time as I do not recall seeing anyone else about. I was taken to a large x-ray room with a bathroom where I undressed and put on the gown.
Waiting by the x-ray machine was a large plastic enema bag of barium fluid. When I asked how much volume it held the tech wouldn't answer me. I assumed the position and the tech proceeded to insert the lubricated barium nozzle. I had to tell her that it wasn't sufficiently in for a good seal. She readjusted it and inflated the cuff.
Then the doctor came in and the enema was started. I wish I could have seen the fluoroscopic image as my colon filled, the glimpse I got looked interesting. I had to change positions several times as he took pictures. Next he told me that they were going to inject air to push the barium higher up. Fart-type noises emanated from the nozzle as the air was pumped. This panicked the female tech who told me to BEAR DOWN on the nozzle. I asked her why since I knew the cause of the noise, but before she could argue the doctor told her everything was fine.
The barium solution just felt heavy in my abdomen, otherwise it was easy to retain. When the x-rays were over, the tech removed the nozzle, helped me off the table and led me to the bathroom. The door opened out and she didn't close it all the way behind me. I ignored that and went about noisily expelling the barium and the air. A bit later someone came by and fully shut the door.
I was told to drink plenty of water to flush out the barium. I knew better and took enemas for the next several days to wash out the white residue.
That storefront clinic went out of business a short time later and the space is now a Mexican buffet restaurant.
I've had two barium enemas that were very different experiences. The first was in 1992. I had been experiencing some abdominal pain and my doctor ordered the BE. I had no idea what was involved in the procedure, but because of my enema fetish was looking forward to finding out. I followed the prep instructions, which consisted of laxatives the day before and an enema the morning of the test, and showed up for my scheduled 9:00 AM appointment. When I checked in I told the receptionist I was there for a barium enema. She said she knew because that’s all they did for the first couple of hours every day. There were three other people in the waiting room, two older gentlemen and a woman about my age (40). After a few minutes the reception room door opened and someone called out both of the men’s names. I was making small talk with the woman waiting with me and she asked me if I was there for a barium enema. I told her yes and that I was a bit nervous. She said she was there for the same thing and that this was her second one. She told me the prep was the worse part and that the procedure wasn’t that bad.
A few minutes later they called my name and I was led into a secondary waiting room. There were 4 or 5 changing cubicles on one wall and a few chairs in the room. I was told to remove all of my clothes except my socks and then to come out and wait until someone came to get me. While I was getting undressed I heard them bring back the woman I was talking to and tell her the same thing. A few minutes later we were both standing there in our gowns. Then a male technician came down the hallway and called my name. He led me down the hall and showed me two bathrooms on the way to the x-ray room. When we entered the room the enema bag was full of barium and hanging on a stand at the foot of the table. He told me to get on the table so he could take a preliminary x-ray to make sure I was cleaned out. After he looked at it he said it was okay to proceed and told me to lie on my left side and bring my knees up toward my chest. He lubed up the enema nozzle but not my anus. Then he said I’m going to insert this into your rectum now. He didn’t use enough lubrication and the insertion was painful. I said ouch and he didn’t say a thing as he proceeded to inflate the balloon.
Then the doctor came in and told me the better I cooperated the faster the test would be over. Then they started the enema and had me turn into several positions while the barium entered my colon. Then the doctor left and the technician took some more x-rays. After he checked to make sure they came out okay he told me to turn onto my belly and he removed the nozzle. He said try to make it to the toilet without leaking and showed me out the door. I managed to make it to one of the bathrooms and expelled a little bit of fluid. When I returned to my cubicle to get dressed there were two women wearing gowns and waiting for their turn.
Overall I was disappointed with the experience. The lack of privacy in the waiting area and the attitude of the technician bothered me. The insertion of the nozzle without sufficient lubrication spoiled what is usually one of my favorite parts of an enema. Also they didn’t tell me the barium would probably make me constipated. After a couple of days I figured that out on my own.
My next barium enema was 5 years later at a different facility. I had the same prep kit as was used for the first one. When I arrived for my appointment I was greeted by a friendly receptionist. She told me she would let “her” know I was there for my appointment. Things were looking up already because I figured I was getting a female technician. Sure enough a few minutes later the door opened and cute blond that looked to be about 30 years old called my name. She led me directly to the x-ray room which had its own bathroom. She asked if I had ever had a barium enema and I told her that I had. She asked how that experience went and I told her about the painful insertion. She said she would try her best to make this a better experience. I was told to change into the gown and leave my clothes in the bathroom. The gown I was given was much shorter than ones I have worn in the past, it only came down about halfway between my butt and knees.
When I came out of the bathroom she smiled and asked if I was ready for this. I said I was anxious to get it over so I could drink something because my mouth was so dry. She said something like “Oh you poor thing. Let me get you a sip of water”. She gave me about a half of a small Dixie cup of water. I thanked her and she had me get up on the table and lie in my back. Then she took the preliminary x-ray and said I did a good job with the prep. She opened up a cabinet and got out the enema bag and unwrapped it from the packaging. She reached into another cabinet and got out a large container of barium solution. She opened it up and as I watched her fill the bag I was beginning to get excited.
She came over to the table and hung the bag on a stand next to me. Then she said “Okay, I need you to over on your side with your left leg straight and your right leg curled up toward your abdomen.” I got into position and she said she was going to apply some lubricant to my anus. She moved the gown out of the way and lifted my right buttock with one hand. I was getting hard thinking about her looking at my bare ass and about what was about to happen. Then I felt her finger touch my anus and she told me to relax and take a deep breath and then exhale. As I did she slowly inserted her finger all the way into my rectum and slowly rotated it one way and then the other. I was now fully erect. She slowly removed her finger and said she was going to insert the nozzle. She slowly inserted it and asked how I was doing. “Couldn’t be better” I replied. She laughed and said I would feel some pressure as she inflated the balloon. Then she said she was going to get the doctor and they would be right back.
I managed to calm myself down and lose part of my erection. They returned and the doctor asked if I had ever had a barium enema. I told him yes and he said unfortunately the procedure hasn’t changed. He released the clamp and I felt the barium entering me. Then they had me turn from one side to another and from back to stomach. They also tilted the table so my feet were lower and then the other direction so my head was lower. All the time the short gown was flopping around and exposing my ass and partially erect dick. Finally he said he was done but that the technician would take some additional x-rays. He left the room and she asked how I was doing. I told her OK and she said she would be done in a few minutes. After a few more x-rays in various positions she lowered the bag to the floor and said she needed to make sure the x-rays came out OK before she could remove the enema nozzle. I was lying on my back with the gown barely covering my dick, which was now fully erect again. She returned and said everything was Ok and asked me to raise my knees up. She couldn’t have missed noticing my hard-on but didn’t comment. She deflated the balloon and reached between my legs to remove the nozzle from my rectum. Then she said I could get up and use the bathroom.
I sat on the toilet and expelled a little bit of the liquid. Then I cleaned up, got dressed and walked back into the room where she was waiting. I thanked her for being gentle and she thanked me for being a good patient. She also told me the barium tends to cause constipation and that I should drink plenty of water and if that didn’t help to try a warm water enema. I assured her that was exactly what I was going to do.
I have to admit I haven't. I'm in my 20s, so I wasn't even born until the colonoscopy era was well under way.
I have had two different barium enemas. The first time was with a young female technician that preformed the entire procedure. The hanging bag was probably 2 qts of thick warm fluid. She lubed up her gloved finger & inserted it into my rectum to prep my anus for the long probe. She was very gentle & slowly slid the nozzle inside of me. The room was dimly lit & although I was laying on an adjustable X-ray table clad only in an open back robe, she made me feel very comfortable. She opened up the retention clip which allowed the creamy fluid to flow inside of me. While I was receiving this invasive treatment, I was requested to turn over on to each side, on my back, & on my stomach while the technician adjusted the X-ray machine for each camera angle. She stayed next to me almost the whole time of the procedure. She asked me how the barium felt flowing into me & I told her that it was a fulfilling & warming sensation. Although I never got an erection during this event, it was very erotic for me. She removed the bag from the IV stand & lowered it to the floor. The fluid expanding my colon started to empty back into the bag, & after a while she removed the nozzle from my anus. I was then able to dress & leave. My second barium enema was much more clinical that the first one. I entered the brightly lit sanitized room already clad only in the usual open back gown. I lied down onto the hard X-ray table surrounded by two female nurses, a cute female medical technician, & a tall middle aged male radiologist. A large transparent E-bag was hanging on an IV pole next to the medical machinery. It was filled with a thick white substance. One of the nurses jammed the lubed nozzle into my ass without any preparation while the med tech made adjustments to the X-ray machine. The other nurse opened up the clip on the tube which started the chalky fluid to fill my rectum. The radiologist gripped some sort of a hand pump which inserted air bubbles into the thick liquid flowing deep into my colon. This sensation caused an erection to expand below the thin veil of a robe covering my torso. The medical staff either ignored or didn't notice my excitement, & went on with their jobs. After being filled up with the oozing radioactive medicine, the staff let me lay on the cold table for a while while they inspected the photos. Later, one of the nurses set the bag low, allowing the thick cream to flow back out of my bowels. The whole procedure took almost an hour-and-a-half, causing my body to go numb. The nurse had to help me up off of the X-ray table & into the adjacent bathroom which allowed me to evacuate the remaining barium. I was still numb in the bathroom & the nurse had to help me up from the toilet & assist me with getting dressed. I finally gained my strength & was able to drive home from the hospital.
I had one similar to a barium enema but was some other substance. They told me at the time but I have forgotten. It was of much less viscosity than barium they said. It drained out easy. I was suffering from a almost total blockage and in great pain at the time. This resulted in the removal of most of my colon. Not fun at all.
My total capacity now is just under two quarts. Absolutely no more. Butt it does come out easy.
I have never had one personally, but I witnessed one in person when I did a preceptorship at a hospital in Pittsburgh. I was assigned to spend a day in the radiology dept. and a lady in her 70's came in for one. I was in scrubs and the long white coat, so I looked like just another health care person. This lady jumped when the female Rad. Tech. put the nozzle in her. The flow was started with her in Simms position and they filled her with about 2 qts.. She talked to the Tech. and complained a little, but not that much. They moved her around to various positions, then put the bag on the floor to drain her. There was no air put into her afterward. I wanted to watch another one, but the radiologist grabbed my arm and said, "Let's go see what the films look like." He was a super nice guy and a good teacher.
I had a barium enema one time. It did not seem very exciting to me. It was too clinical an atmosphere.
Yes. It was all the things described by others. Best advice, take several enemas back at home afterwards to get all the barium out. Seriously. The rest is just follow instructions. They do all the work. Forget modesty. All the techs know what your genitalia and rectum look like. It's all routine to them.
I also would love to have a "BE with air" as I heard nurses call it once while I was at the doctors office before my colonoscopy. In my case, I'd want a female tech giving it to me, and I sure hope it would be necessary for me to hold every drop. I'd almost certainly get an erection - I would likely masturbate while in the bathroom before I got my air so it wouldn't be as much of a problem for that part of the test.
I'm sure the bag would be lowered to drain most of the barium from me before heading to the toilet, but I'd much prefer the tech walk me to the bathroom will the balloon inflated and all the wonderful, thick barium still up my butt, just like in "The Right Stuff".
I'd also hope for a cleansing enema after the exam, but those seem to be done rarely by the med folks.
I so badly want to get a barium enema, I love large enemas so I don't expect much pain. I hope they pump me full of air afterwards. I know most of you didn't enjoy it but I really want it.
Once and once was enough. No pleasure here. Feared it would be pleasurable and thus an erection. Did not happen.
Had one about twenty years ago. As I recall, the volume was quite large (I'd guess about a litre and a half) but then they started with air as well for what they call a double contrast enema. No telling how much air, but it must have been a lot, because the aim is to distend the colon fully. I do remember feeling full and hoping desperately I didn't become erect. That gown thing they give you to wear is indecent at the best of times, and it has no chance at all of concealing a good stiffy.
In order to roll the barium around in you, the table you lie on gyrates wildly as the shots are taken - standing vertically, lying down left and right sides, hanging almost upside down (straps keep you safe!),moving all the time!
The aftermath was bad, too. There's a toilet adjacent to the X-ray room but it's just thin screens around the pot, only about 2 metres high and open underneath, too. The techs are still busy right alongside. So I waddled in there and pushed like hell, but after the first rush, the air made expulsion extremely difficult. And, of course, each effort was accompanied by thunderous, spluttering farts which, if felt sure, were heard all over the hospital.
I had one done many years ago. The barium set up like concrete in me...Not a fun time.
Uff.. Quite a large volume is used for this exam, as I remember.
I'm still trying to forgive the young nurse who assured me, "Oh, they never have to use the whole bag. In rare cases maybe." Well, you can guess what happened next. As I looked up to see the last drops of chalky white flowing down the hose, she said, "Hey you're doing great. I've had this done twice myself!.." At that point, hearing this made me feel about one percent better.
A fairly routine medical procedure at least for me (although this has been some years back.) Definitely not recommended for those that lack sphincter control... --EJ.
I've never had one. I've heard they're not much fun.
Yes, when I was 14. It was embarrassing! I got aroused and
could not keep the barium solution in.
Yes - Several years ago - it wasn't bad at all, if you're accustomed to taking large volume enemas. The prep was actually worse than the enema itself - I hate that go-lytly stuff - you don't go lightly!! It does take a while and you have to hold the barium (with the help of the retention nozzle) until the techs are sure the photos are clear. When I got home I took a tap water enema to clear the remaining barium. I hinted at wanting a cleansing enema there but it was ignored - probably an insurance issue. The nurse that was handling the barium enema told me she had been giving enemas for over 30 years and that I was in good hands. There was also a nursing student in the room at the time and I struck up a conversation with her a little later to see if she had any enema interests but it went nowhere.
Barium enema it is what you think. my wife was the first one of us to be given an Barium enema before the barium enema she complain to the doc who order it she did not want anything to do with the enema. she was in the hospital at the time. That after noon she was give Xprep if anyone was ever giver Xprep. That laxative will give cramps within 2-4 hours & will do the laxative thing for hours. That night when I was in her room about ever 20 min or so she was on the pot. I stay a long as I could the nurse came in with my wife first enema first of the 3 she was given that night. The next morning a 5am she was given the first of 3 more. She called me after the 3th enema she was very unhappy. Thay came in not long after that to take her for the barium enema. She would later tell me when she went into the x ray room the barium enema bag was there she said it was two time the size of the enema bags of the enemas she got in the room. She asked the lady is that enema for me ( the gal said yes) my said all of it ( the gal said it depends on you ) the next thing that put the inflatable hose in he hole & filled that up . She said it felt like she was given the enema but that had not started yet. The doc. came in the gal started the barium enema she said that she gave some stop & started until she said that most of he barium enema was in her that had her on her side back other side & her back she sail that she keep telling them how it hurt. She said they put the bag on he floor the barium ran out of her finely. My wife returned to the room called me up to all of this story while she was talking to me the gal came in her room with an enema to get the barium out she was very unhappy. My barium enema was a a few weeks later I was able to prep at home I started with the Xpress it does start working within 2-3 hours like a normal BM but before long the runs start last for hours. my wife gave me 3 enemas before bed just like she was given. The morning came early with her giving me 3 more enema. She drove to the hospital for the barium enema we went to the x ray dept. were she waited I was taken of the get undress put on the gown with no back. I did not wait long the gal came for me took me to the x ray room where I saw what my wife said was a large barium enema bag. The barium enema was a very large I asked the gal how large was it she said a little over 3Qt. I said to her that is an awful large. She had me lay down on the table pulled my gown so she could insert the the retention tube in me fill it up waited for the doc to come in before she open the clamp. That barium enema ran in me she turned in on then off until i felt like I was about to blow up my stomach was very large when they were finely filed up then they had me roll side to back to side to back I found it not easy to do with having some large an enema in me. I also found out why it took so long for the barium enema because They has to make sure that the photos came out before they lower the barium enema bag. I do not know how long it was but it was like a hour but was maybe 10 min. well finely the barium enema bag was lower the enema ran back out. But I was not done yet! I started to get up she said stay put then she was pumping air in me until I felt like they gave me a new barium enema but it was just air well they had me doing the side to back to side thing again that lower the bag again some of he presser did go down some she had me get up walked to the pot had me lower myself over the pot took out the retention thing I sat down pass gas barium more air barium. finely got up was taken to put my close back on went back to the waiting room were my wife was. She gave me one of those looks with the smile. I the way home I had cramps from the air & barium enema , finely we got home I ran for the pot expelled more of the barium enema. Well as I was siting down my wife fill the enema bag she said this is for you! I went in the bedroom were she gave me the first enema of 3. I will say that that the barium enema is not something that I would look forward to but it does hurt just like if you are given a very large enema at home but the thing is that you just have to put up with whatever time it takes for barium enema to be done not fun.
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