Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

fleet enema sodium

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Holding in a large: Bollus of fluid in the rectum can be uncomfortable. However, if you have been consitpated then getting rid of excess stool will likely be a big relief ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Follow instructions: Follow the instructions. Also lots of info online. I searched google and found many references here is one. http://www.livestrong.com/article/20192 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Soon: A Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) should work within 5 minutes. Most people cannot hold it longer than that.
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not long: The effects of the Fleet's enema would be measured in hours. Certainly It will wear off by the next day. Good luck.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Go to the store, call them up, check ads in the paper, go online to find out.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Me? not personally: Typically won't be toxic, even if expired.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Briefly: Fleets enemas work by causing distension of the rectum, leading to evacuation of the contents of the rectum. If you have had a fecal impaction, you ma ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Impaction?: It's possible that you have an impaction so hard and stuck up there that even the Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) did not touch it and therefore the ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month