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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Avoid enemas in children. As pediatrician about dietary changes and laxatives if needed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Which is it?: Barium enema and fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) are different things - ba enema is only used by doctors to enhance xrays of the intestines while fl ... Read More
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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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Generally safe ...: At your age you need a complete workup to assess why you have to use the enemas. If you have constipation, thats not the common first or second line ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Meal modification: Once in a while.Better yet modify the childs diet by cutting down on milk products and increase fiber in the form of fruit and vegetables, high fiber ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Enema: Why is it being taken? why do you ask if its safe since it is sold to general public without prescription? If you have significant constipation and im ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Wert
Dr. Mark Wert answered
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Enemas: Using the enema bag specifically designed for such? The answer is yes but. Generally the otc fleets or saline enemas are more than sufficient. Anyt ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Enemas carry risk: ...including rectal perforation. Why do feel you need to use them please, under any circumstance unless prescribed as medication or in the context of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Enemas carry risk: ...including rectal perforation. Why do feel you need to use them please, under any circumstance?
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Enema: Enemas should only be used on rare occasions. If you use them regularly then your body gets to the point that you will only have a BM when you use an ... Read More

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