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How is a mineral oil enema different from a Fleet enema

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
23 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Simple!: Enemas are used to help cleanse the rectum and left colon. Mineral oil enemas are simply that - mineral oil in water. It functions to lubricate and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, even more times: You can safely use saline enemas several times assuming you are treating simple constipation but if you are getting no result, have abdominal pain, fe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
With minimal use: Mineral oil could interfere with vitamin d absorbtion.. Chronic renal failure patients have decreased vitamin d levels, the use of this medication cou ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
?diet: Imodium (loperamide) was presumably for diarrhea. It works by blocking the normal messages that proceed from the lower brain computer to the bowel. On ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I would: use the fleet brand of enema or the drug store version which is generally 6-8 ounces. Be sure to be lying down on your left side with feet elevated ab ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Fecal impaction: Probably you need a soap suds enema. Hopefully it works , if it does not then you need a manual evacuation of the stool. I am not sure how you can be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Trial: Start with Fleets enema and if that does not work you may go to mineral oil enema. It may help to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enoug ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
SAFE TO BREAST FEED: Yes it is safe to breast feed after mineral oil enema.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: If you have been constipated for a while you may also want to take MiraLax to soften the stool from the top. Also it helps to go and sit on the toilet ... Read More

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