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i have pumped water in to anus using hand shower, so that it will bring out stool. is this good ?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Can cause perforation. If you have to use an enema it should be from a bag under gravity flow about 3-4 ft. above the floor. A better idea if you're constipated use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and DSS as stool softeners and then go to Ducolax Suppositories using enemas as the last resort

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