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how often can you give a child an enema to relieve constipation

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't bet on it: Enemas can relieve an outlet blocked by firm or large stools, but the reason they got that way may be a problem. Kids often retain stools because at s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Quickly: Generally a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will work within and hour.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Quick: Usually less than 30 minutes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Seems like: A waste of vodka!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
If constipation: Has resolved, avoid it by eating a hi fiber diet and drinking at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and regular exercise.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Try oral laxatives : Have you tried laxatives already? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) otc should work well. Enema is unpleasant and is used as last resort. You should also ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: If you are only mildly constipated you might try using a glycerin suppository instead on an enema.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alonso Morales Medina
Specializes in Medicina Interna
Yes you could: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to use enema. However, I suggest you try again Senna in any presentation and increase you fiber (fruits and vegeta ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Brewer
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Magnesium citrate: You have correctly tried transrectal route for relief of your constipation. It is also helpful to treat from above with oral laxatives. One bottle o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get labs: Has the thyroid gland been checked? If the daughter has underactive thyroid gland the metabolism is slow. More likely to get constipated. You listed ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Constipation: Having severe constipation from hisrsprung disease need to be treated very aggressive. The next step in treatment is to check with doctor or ER about ... Read More
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