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which fleets enema is best mineral oil or saline

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Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
So they are 12 years: they have lost their effectiveness by now

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Small difference: If the enema for cleansing the anal canal and the lower rectum both work well. If the purpose is to cure constipation, they work differently, the mine ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Mineral oil enema is more helpful if you are constipated for few days, it eases up passing the hard stools.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Neither: People do not need a colon cleanse
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
23 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Simple!: Enemas are used to help cleanse the rectum and left colon. Mineral oil enemas are simply that - mineral oil in water. It functions to lubricate and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
It depends: For constipation mineral oil.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Glycerin vs enema: Depends on the situation. Gylcerin suppository is a lubricant that dissolves in your rectum for gentler passage of stool. A fleets enema is reserved ... Read More
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A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: If you are only mildly constipated you might try using a glycerin suppository instead on an enema.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: It really depends why you are doing an enema. If you have been advised to do a fleets enema in preparation for a procedure, it would be best to follo ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
They are just as eff: They are equally effective in most cases unless one has a fecal impaction.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not a great idea: at 16 years of age you should not be using laxatives at all without a physician supervision. I doubt that your physician would advise the use of any o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
With minimal use: Mineral oil could interfere with vitamin d absorbtion.. Chronic renal failure patients have decreased vitamin d levels, the use of this medication cou ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Metamucil: Metamucil in my opinion.It is natural, contains fiber, can be taken daily, also help bring your cholesterol level down.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Yes: While it's best to follow the bowel cleansing regimen prescribed, the end result to completely cleanse the colon so that clear liquid is coming out be ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Holding in a large: Bollus of fluid in the rectum can be uncomfortable. However, if you have been consitpated then getting rid of excess stool will likely be a big relief ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes you can use it up to a year.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Either is good: Either emema is good to have a clean anal canal and rectum, be sure to wash up with soap and warm water after the enema.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Olive,almond,coconut: Congratulations! research confirms perineal massage reduces your chances of tearing/need for episiotomy and may reduce discomfort. No research compare ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Why???: If your problem is severe constipation, other solutions are better, such as bulk agents (fiber), stool softeners, more fluid intake, etc. Otherwise, t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Caspe
39 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: If you tried lactulose and MiraLAX and still constipated see your doctor for amitiza (lubiprostone).
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