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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Enema: On your back or side are equally good
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nour Baltagi
30 years experience 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 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 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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Definitely not: No need to make labor worse by giving an enema. It is no longer done here in the US prior to labor (thank goodness)
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Rectal: Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Fluid into colon: A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds. Typical use is to trea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
22 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to pass: An enema is typically used for people who are constipated. The individual inserts a tube into the rectum to infuse fluid into the bowel and encourage ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It can cause: A sense of urgency and discomfort. But, overall it is pretty tolerable.
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