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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.

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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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can I use an enema that expired?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not recommended: It is not recommended to use medications past their expiration date.
A 37-year-old member asked:

When is it necessary to do an enema?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Constipation: That is unrelieved by simple solutions from the top.
A member asked:

How to give a enema to yourself?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Enema: Purchase a fleets enema. Lie on your side on a plastic Blanket or towel. Bend both knees. Don't force the enema nozzle while inserting it into the rectum and apply gentle pressure to the bottle.. Try to retain the liquid for at least ten minutes before sitting on the toilet. Higher enemas are available but I recommend having a nurse administering them.
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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When do you give a child an enema?
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Does it hurt to get an enema done?
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