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how long do the effects of a fleet enema last for

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
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Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Couple hours: Usually the bowel stimulant effect of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will only last a couple hours.
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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 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.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably OK: But the more important question is why are you this constipated? How do you feel otherwise? If your abdomen is distended, you have nausea or vomitin ... Read More
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.
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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 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 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.

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