A 49-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between using a saline vs mineral oil enema?
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Dr. Haider Goussous answered
62 years experience General Surgery
Small difference: If the enema for cleansing the anal canal and the lower rectum both work well. If the purpose is to cure constipation, they work differently, the mineral oil helps the hard stool pass thruough the asus by librication, the saline enema tries to break the stool and liquidate it.
Answered on Sep 9, 2020
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