Meckel’s Diverticulum is a condition where part of your child’s small intestine is formed into a pouch about the size of your thumb in their lower abdomen. This area may produce ulcers and bleeding. A Meckel’s Diverticulum Scan may be ordered so your child’s doctor can see if there is any bleeding in this area.

What will the scan involve?

  • This test uses a special dye (contrast). This dye allows the doctor by helping any bleeding show up better on the image.
  • This will be given to your child through an IV, which is a small tube that is placed into the vein usually in your child’s hand or lower arm.
  • Your child will lie on an x-ray table and the technologist will take pictures with a large camera. This camera will not touch or hurt your child.

How long will it last?

This test will last approximately 1 hour.

Before the test

  • Your child can not have anything to eat or drink for 4 hours before the test.
  • Your child can not have had any tests that used Barium 7 days before this test.

After the test

  • Your child may resume his/her normal diet and activities after the test.
  • Your child’s test results will be discussed with you at your child’s next follow up appointment at GI for Kids.

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