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colon hydrotherapy and enemas

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
If it clears you out: The main purpose of colon prep for colonsocopy is to clean out the stool so that the camera can see the linings of your colon. The 'standard prep" wor ... Read More
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Dr. Arie Pelta
20 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Colonics are dangerous should never be done and have no medical benefit only harm. See online statement by the fda and all lawsuits for complications. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Colonic hydrotherapy has no medical indications. An occasional enema or ostipation is generally well tolerated. The cause of the ostipation needs to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not much: There are no proven health benefits to colonic hydrotherapy, and there is some associated risk.
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't waste your $: HealthTap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleans ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleans ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Prior to colonoscopy: Only helpful prior to a colonoscopy. Otherwise, in my opinion, it is not helpful , and sometimes can be harmful. It can cause cramping, bloating, naus ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
39 years experience Family Medicine
Likely: The bigger question is: is it necessary? I do not recommend colon cleansing to patients. The intestine naturally cleanses the body. There is no good e ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleans ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleans ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stay away from enema: Sounds like someone want to flush out the colon using water. This,is,also,called an enema. I do not believe this is helpful and frown on my patients u ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not: To the patient: no benefit - potential harm - discomfort and inconvience. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065 to the ... Read More
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