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are there any bad consequences of douching your anus?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
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..

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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is anal douching safe?

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Dr. Daniel Konold
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.

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