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Colon Cleansing Enema
Are periodic saline enemas good for your colon since it's cleansing? Can they (enemas) damage your body or are they largely benign/safe to use?
Saline enemas: I know of no evidence that saline enemas are either cleansing or healthy. I recommend you go to uptodate and look it up. ...Read more
I did an enema per dr. orders and it worked but now my colon feels inflamed and feels like its on fire! ouch! is that normal?
Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.
Wouldn't go there!: Humans are not designed to have people create homemade solutions to send up the butt. A G.I. Specialist can help, along with a primary care doctor. There may be approved enemas out there, but their effects and their side effects on a particular patient (and his or her underlying medical issues) should be carefully considered before venturing into enema territory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does "distal decending colon remaining on barium enema" mean in regards to the results from a barium enema test?
In most cases: yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.
If it clears you out: The main purpose of colon prep for colonsocopy is to clean out the stool so that the camera can see the linings of your colon. The 'standard prep" works well because it has been done a gazillion times. I am not sure how good the hydrotherapy will do, but as long as it clean you out (without causing problem for you), i don't see why not! if it does not, u may have to do the standard" good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just a curious student. How long on average would it take for microbe contaminated enema to be absorbed into the blood from the colon? Minutes? More?
Results from barium enema showed that my colon is extremely long and large. That could explain why I have been constipated my whole life... Right?
Chicken or the egg: The term "redundant colon" describes a large intestine (colon) that is longer than normal and as a result has repetitive, overlapping loops.Sometimes the colon starts to be redundant and long from early childhood. Sometimes the colon will become redundant and dilated with accomodate of large amount of retained feces in association with constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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