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Does it hurt to get an air contrast enema done?

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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology 38 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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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does it hurt to get an enema done?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 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.

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