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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Enema: On your back or side are equally good
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nour Baltagi
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Constipation: Impacted stools for long time could lead to severe dilatation of the colon and sometimes intestinal perforation and life threatening acute abdominal i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in 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 33-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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience in Cardiology
Best to ask a nurse: Physician training and nurse training are very different. From a physician's perspective, i would want a nurse to monitor vital signs and cardiac tele ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: I prefer that my nurses do it while i go on to see other patients.I do know docs that give them.
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A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nursing home meds: I suspect since your parent is in the nursing home you could ask the nursing staff what meds your parent is on. I do not have time to review with the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
We do: Breast milk is the best nutrition for your newborn and infant. That is the sole reason women are able to produce milk. While breast milk does contain ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience in Urology
Specialty training: A specialty urology nurse, nurse practitioner or general nurse practitioner performing a screening physical can perform a digital rectal examination. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Respiratory therapists are not involved with the administration of anesthesia. You may be think of certified nurse anesthetists.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Teamwork: Both! doctors and nurses work together to provide the bet care to the patients.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Helps: Pitocin (oxytocin) is given during labor to increase the frequency and strenght of the contractions. If a patients contractions are not adeequate to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually though: Epidural injection and suplemented with IV anesthesia.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Phosphate: The kidney removes excess phospate, this ability is degraded in ckd. Fleets phosphasoda enemas contain large amounts of sodium phosphate. It is recomm ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Fleet enema: It will not hurt to do that this time, but it is not a good idea to become dependent on needing enemas regularly. Basic bowel care such as getting lo ... Read More
A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don' ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Why yes...: ...that is within their scope of license and expertise.
A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
All of them: Rns, lpns and aides take care of the elderly. Also speech therapy, pt & ot psychologists also see these residents from time to time. Physicians make r ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Please see below: Social workers usually are not trained for medication administration, if you need medication to be given, nurses will do that.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience in Family Medicine
No Enemas: Routine enemas for women in labor stopped sometime in the late 1970s. If you are constipated and going into labor, you can request an enema at the ho ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They can be used together if the dulcolax is a tablet. If it is a suppository, you should wait to see if it works before using the enema, as it would ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
PA - Certified: No not usually. PA - C can and do help with wound care, casting, assisting in surgery, trauma care, burn care, ER care, as well as medical care, pres ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Depends.: A newborn sepsis work-up is usually performed after pprom (preterm premature ru[ture of membranes) an the antibiotic coverage depends on its results, ... Read More

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