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A 45-year-old member asked:

I was wondering are mineral oil enema as effective at saline enemas?

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Dr. Haider Goussous
General Surgery 63 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between using a saline vs mineral oil enema?

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Dr. Haider Goussous
General Surgery 63 years experience
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 mineral oil helps the hard stool pass thruough the asus by librication, the saline enema tries to break the stool and liquidate it.

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Last updated Sep 19, 2017

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