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What are oil enemas used for?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Lubrication : Enemas are sometimes used to treat constipation, or hard stools. Oil retention enemas serve to lubricate the stool and area, help passage. Sometimes used ad preliminary enema before tap water or saline type (phosphate) enemas. Do not use soap suds enema-very irritating, can cause colitis (inflammation), .
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Last updated Aug 12, 2013
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