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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Usually not, but generally speaking, enemas are soap with a sodium base. Water alone, theoretically, can cause electrolyte imbalances, but for one en ... Read More
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
WATER ENEMA: They used it a lot in the old days. I have not seen them use it lately except in hospital settings.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Potentially - yes: Water alone injected as an enema can be absorbed by the baby and dilute the balance of the blood.If enough water is absorbed, the baby can have seizur ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipated?: Typically, after an enema, the results are almost immediate. you should have had some result, after a entire day. If you are sure, that this is consti ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The usual instruction is to try to hold an enema in for 15 minutes.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Enema: Taking an enema doesn't automatically cause a normal bowel movement. Why did you take it to begin with?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Pain: See your d noisy about your sharp pain ASAP. It is impossible to tell you why you are having this after new fillings but it could be something as sim ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Bloating, cramping: Bloating, cramping and diarrhea are the most common side effects. There is a small risk of bowel perforation as well.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Side effects of a saline enema may include bloating, abd pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache. Consult with a doctor before initiating any t ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: You might consider increasing your fiber intake in your water intake in the meantime. Good luck.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: The pH in you stomach is about 1.5. You have hydrochloric acid in your stomach secreted by the parietal cells which destroy most microbes that you mi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Not a good idea: Hot water can actually dry out your skin, and for individuals with sensitive skin or eczema, lukewarm showers and baths are preferred. I love adding p ... Read More

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