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is it okay to use a fleet enema even though i have an anal fissure

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: It maybe uncomfortable to insert the enema tip but there shouldn't be any problem using the enema.
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Dr. Arie Pelta
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: But it will hurt a lot need to see a crs.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
But why? : Why do you want to do that to yourself? The answer is yes, but realize it's going to hurt.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Inserting anything into the anus can inadvertantly lead to tearing the mucosa. See your doctor for an exam of the area to know for sure.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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I doubt, but....: Before doing something blindly, go to be checked and counseled so to get right diagnosis for right care. How to get all these related things done corr ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: I'm sure your partner would appreciate it. However, there are some contraindications to use of fleets enemas due to the phosphate (such as kidney dis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Discuss with doctor: Botox is usually used for treatment of anal fissures and so i assume that you may have an anal fissure. This may be the source of the pain and discomf ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
First time?: Botox traditionally takes 5 days to really take effect and so I am not sure it has fully relaxed the sphincter. I need more info. It is not uncommon f ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Comfort: Usually I do not recommend epsom salts. Just comfortably warm water is usually sufficient. Ask your own surgeon for instructions.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anal fissure: The heat relaxes the muscle and reduces discomfort. Epson salt not necessary.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
GI consult: Based on your symptoms you need further evaluation . Consider gastroenterologist for more evaluation
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
About anal fissures: Any nonirritating barrier cream that will protect the open skin while it is healing should hasten the process. Using stool softeners or increasing fl ... Read More
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