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A 42-year-old member asked:

Whats an enema?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Rectal: Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are enemas?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Rectal delivery : An enema is a method of delivering medicine into the colon via the rectum. Usually made up of a plastic container with a soft flexible tip.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is an enema?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
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 a bowel movement. Ordinary enemas contain tap water, mixtures of soap and water, glycerine and water, or other materials. Prior to using an enema, it is advisable to consukt with a physician to determine if this is the proper treatment.

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When do you give a child an enema?
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What makes an enema more effective?
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Does it hurt to get an enema done?
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What to do if i used an enema wrong?
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When is it necessary to do an enema?
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