A 42-year-old member asked:
Whats an enema?
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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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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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is an enema?
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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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Last updated Aug 24, 2019
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