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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Rectal: Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hard to pass: An enema is typically used for people who are constipated. The individual inserts a tube into the rectum to infuse fluid into the bowel and encourage... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this range. Gi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It can cause: A sense of urgency and discomfort. But, overall it is pretty tolerable.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Enema: Purchase a fleets enema. Lie on your side on a plastic Blanket or towel. Bend both knees. Don't force the enema nozzle while inserting it into the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not recommended: It is not recommended to use medications past their expiration date.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
ENEMA: In the old days, enema is frequently used to relieved constipation. In our modern days it is use only when diet and medications have failed to relieve... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Minimal +/- cramps: The enema should not really be painful, but can be a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes an enema can evoke cramps that can be transiently uncomfortable.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That depends on: if this created problems - and if so, what type. Sorry, without more information it is hard to provide you with a helpful response. Take care.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Constipation: That is unrelieved by simple solutions from the top.
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