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saline laxative enema

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Saline is salt and : Water , you don't have to worry about any damage to the vagina.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Not much: if clean and not forced, the fluid should drain out and do no harm.
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
No harm: Saline solution in the vagina should be harmless. Bear in mind that the vagina is a self-cleaning organ and requires no douching. Thanks for trusting ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecati ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get seen: If diet / stool softener hasn't worked and you're still constipated, get evaluted by a competent physician. Hypothyroidism is easy to diagnose; anothe ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Why using : Enemas? You should be eating enough fruits and veggies that you should not need enemas. Water enemas are not safe and can alter your electrolytes. Mir ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No proven benefit: There are no proven benefits to any kind of coffee, saline, or other substance enemas. Since the colon is able to absorb liquids and other substances, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Diarrhea : Commonly both are not needed but if necessary canne used together.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on cause: Laxative dependency develops for lots of reasons: 1) desire for rapid weight loss/ eating disorders; 2) reduction of GI symptoms of bloating/fullness; ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Enemas oil based/sal: Saline enemas loosen stool and stimulate bowel movement.If used frequently these can cause hypocalcemia and hyperphosptemia.It is effective in severly ... Read More
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