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How uncomfortable is a barium enema and are there any alternatives?

How uncomfortable is a barium enema and are there any alternatives?

Moderately: Be is moderately uncomfortable. Colonoscopy is an alternative, but the 2 studies are complementary, not substitutes for one another. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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My 18yrs old son has bloody stool and he's getting a segmoidoscopy done. He wants to be sedated. he also don't want the enema method. alternative??

My 18yrs old son has bloody stool and he's getting a segmoidoscopy done. He wants to be sedated. he also don't want the enema method. alternative??

Hematochezia: Hematochezia is bloody stools. He would benefit from sigmoidoscopy and may need a full colonoscopy as well to determine the cause of his hematochezia. The GI specialists usually use conscius sedation for the procedure. ...Read more

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My son 18yrs old with bloody stools. He was schedule for a sigmoidoscopy.,using fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). He don't want to go through this. What's the alternative?

My son  18yrs old with bloody stools. He was schedule for a sigmoidoscopy.,using fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). He don't want to go through this. What's the alternative?

Bowel prep: Some centers will not even attempt a procedure like a sigmoidoscopy unless the patient is willing to follow the preparation protocol. That said, they may be willing to do so if the patient does a significant bowel prep using a bottle of magnesium citrate or similar agent. I would call the center and see. The exam is worthless unless the fecal material is removed and the colon can be seen. ...Read more

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What are enemas?

What are enemas?

Fluid into colon: A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds. Typical use is to treat constipation; can cause distension, discomfort, and stimulates bowel evacuation. Rare use to instill meds. "alternative" med use to "detoxify": unproven for this purpose; fda issued warning letters about it. ...Read more

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What’s an enema?

What’s an enema?

Rectal: Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation. ...Read more

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What is an enema?

What is an enema?

Hard to pass: An enema is typically used for people who are constipated. The individual inserts a tube into the rectum to infuse fluid into the bowel and encourage a bowel movement. Ordinary enemas contain tap water, mixtures of soap and water, glycerine and water, or other materials. Prior to using an enema, it is advisable to consukt with a physician to determine if this is the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Does an enema hurt?

Does an enema hurt?

It can cause: A sense of urgency and discomfort. But, overall it is pretty tolerable. ...Read more

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Can you recommend enema type?

Can you recommend enema type?

Go see ur Family Doc: Before jumping to enemas, look for other lifestyle options to manage/resolve constipation: increase fiber, fluids & physical activity. Failing that, consider stool softeners. If that doesn't work (or if taking opioids regularly), then consider laxatives. Regarding types of enemas, check out http://www.atitesting.com/ati_next_gen/skillsmodules/content/enemas/accepted-practice/types_of_enemas.html ...Read more

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Where can I get an enema done?

Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water). ...Read more

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What does an enema do to you????

What does an enema do to you????

Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this range. Given the nonspecific nature of your question, it would be helpful to hear why you are considering an enema (& with what contents). Be aware enemas are NOT recommended for casual "cleansing", weight loss, or recreational use. ...Read more

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Can I use an enema that expired?

Not recommended: It is not recommended to use medications past their expiration date. ...Read more

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When do you give a child an enema?

ENEMA: In the old days, enema is frequently used to relieved constipation. In our modern days it is use only when diet and medications have failed to relieved constipation. We call it fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). However, they still use it a lot in hospitals to prepare patient for certain procedures . In xray, they use barium enema. ...Read more

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What makes an enema more effective?

What makes an enema more effective?

Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this range. Given the nonspecific nature of your question, it would be helpful to hear why you are considering an enema (& with what contents). Be aware enemas are NOT recommended for casual "cleansing", weight loss, or recreational use. ...Read more

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Are multiple enemas a day dangerous?

Yes: Not sure why a person needs multiple enemas a day. Are you on a detox regimen that calls for frequent elimination? You can potentially harm your natural ability to eliminate waste by frequently using enemas. Also, certain enemas cannot be used more than once daily. ...Read more

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What to do if i used an enema wrong?

That depends on: if this created problems - and if so, what type. Sorry, without more information it is hard to provide you with a helpful response. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best way to give an enema?

GOOGLE IT: To save you time I did it for you http://www.ehow.com/how_6584030_do-give-myself-enema-home_.html ...Read more

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Enema green coffe are good for diet ?

Enema green coffe are good for diet
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Danger Danger Danger: Nope. First injecting significant levels of caffeine by enema? Not in any way a smart or health decision. Second, this new fad which is a fraudulent promise of weight loss is a lie. There will be no real or sustained weight loss because of green coffee beans or extract. ...Read more

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What kind of enema is most commonly used?

Depends on what is: needed. Generally the most common are Fleet plain enema or a fleet mineral oil enema or equivalent store brand. Warm soap suds enema using a mild soap like Ivory can also be used. Check with your doctor to see if you really need this and which type they recommend ...Read more