A 50-year-old member asked:
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what makes fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) more effective than water or saline?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
They are just as eff: They are equally effective in most cases unless one has a fecal impaction.
Answered on Jul 14, 2016
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Irritants: Fleets enemas contain a powerful irritant to cause your colon to make mucus that aids in evacuation-simple saline and water do not!
Answered on Jun 30, 2018

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