Should I worry about taking barium sulfate after colon surgery?

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Yes, if you have recently had colon surgery or colon problems talk with your doctor before taking barium sulfate. Anyone who has had a biopsy or any blockages, sores or holes in the esophagus, stomach or intestines, may not be a good candidate for taking barium sulfate. Another area of concern is if you have ever aspirated food (inhaled food into your lung). Talk with your doctor about any of these specific health concerns before taking barium sulfate.

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