A 33-year-old member asked:
are there any bad consequences of douching your anus?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Chemical proctitis from toxins not meant to be introduced there; anal fissures from traumatic insertion leading to infections; herpes and other severe infections from unclean equipment--just a few of the things i can think of. Use an enema made for this purpose if you need to irrigate the rectum for whatever reason..
5362 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 23-year-old male asked:
Is anal douching safe?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
I would think so.: Not much more different than an enema. I would caution not to do it tooo often. We don't do large scale double blind controlled studies to discover the side effects of that sort of thing for obvious reasons.
6050 viewsAnswered Feb 26, 2019
Last updated Dec 5, 2017
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