Akron, OH
A 28-year-old female asked:

I hear a lot of people doing coffee enemas, saline enemas, and other types of enemas on a daily basis? is this safe? what are the benefits

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No proven benefit: There are no proven benefits to any kind of coffee, saline, or other substance enemas. Since the colon is able to absorb liquids and other substances, there also can't be some potential risks. There also would be a slight risk of perforating the colon. I would recommend against pursuing any kind of therapy with enemas, unless it is prescribed by your primary care doctor or your gastroenterologist.
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