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A 23-year-old male asked:

How long does enema last, told to take it 1hr b4 leaving home for sig. worried i'm going to soil my pants on the drive down !

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Empty completely!: Your risk of soilage after a single enema depends on: type and volume of enema used, GI transit and irritability, baseline stool pattern (diarrhea?), whether anal/rectal function is intact, how completely you emptied after using the enema, how far/long you have to drive. No shame in wearing a pad for the trip--.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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