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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does it hurt to get an enema done?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Minimal +/- cramps: The enema should not really be painful, but can be a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes an enema can evoke cramps that can be transiently uncomfortable.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not comfortable: Should not be bad pain wise.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
May be more uncomfortable without the enema - if your are constipated.
Feb 19, 2012

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Where can I get an enema done?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water).
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does it hurt to get an air contrast enema done?

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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology 39 years experience
It is uncomfortable: Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. I think younger patients fare better. There is much turning and rolling during the procedure to coat the mucosa. The colon has to be distended with air to image the colon lining. This is uncomfortable and varies for each patient. This does not last long. Being well prepped(bowel cleansing) and relaxed for the exam helps.

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