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Can I use an enema while pregnant

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Not a bright idea.: Try suppository instead. Enough fluid, avoid constipating food and med.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alonso Morales Medina
Dr. Alonso Morales Medinaanswered
Specializes in Medicina Interna
Yes you could: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to use enema. However, I suggest you try again Senna in any presentation and increase you fiber (fruits and vegeta... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: An enema, when necessary, is safe during pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Not first choice: Preferable to use other methods first. An ultrasound can determine your gestational age
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 49 years experience
Pregnant : These symptoms are likely related to straining from constipation causing hemorrhoidal bleeding. The mucus is also common. The metallic odor can be fro... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See Dr.: Barely a BM in 3 weeks needs to be seen by the Dr. especially while pregnant. Best wishes to you.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Would encourage you: To avoid unnecessary procedures when pregnant.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Constipation: You do not have to wait a certain amount of time and enemas are safe while pregnant. The more important question though is why you are suffering from ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes : Yes an enema us fine. Daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can prevent constipation in the future too.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Unfortunately your chronic use of enemas and laxatives have helped to make the constipation worse by affecting bowel motility. Speak with your obstetr... Read More