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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Fluid into colon: A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds. Typical use is to trea ... Read More
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Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Rectal delivery : An enema is a method of delivering medicine into the colon via the rectum. Usually made up of a plastic container with a soft flexible tip.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
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
21 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can cause: A sense of urgency and discomfort. But, overall it is pretty tolerable.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see ur Family Doc: Before jumping to enemas, look for other lifestyle options to manage/resolve constipation: increase fiber, fluids & physical activity. Failing tha ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water).
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: It is not recommended to use medications past their expiration date.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
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
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