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Is it safe to give yourself an enema using the bag?

Is it safe to give yourself an enema using the bag?

Enemas: Using the enema bag specifically designed for such? The answer is yes but. Generally the otc fleets or saline enemas are more than sufficient. Anything more you should generally have some assistance, do such carefully, stop if you have pain. I would ask you to consult with your physician as to why you are so constipated. Try increasing fiber and adding miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stay hydrated! ...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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The JBL bag holds alot of water but how large an enema is safe to take? Also, how often can I use enemas?

Enema: Enemas should only be used on rare occasions. If you use them regularly then your body gets to the point that you will only have a BM when you use an enema. I would recommend when you use an enema that it be no more than 8-16 oz of fluid. ...Read more

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Is an enema bag with the tube good for bladder enema? Or does it have to have a catheter? Ones that are use specifically for that.

Is an enema bag with the tube good for bladder enema? Or does it have to have a catheter? Ones that are use specifically for that.

I: I am not sure if I understand your question correctly.
An enema tube and bag is specifically designed for use in the rectum, to try to help resolve constipation. It would not be a sterile device.
A urinary bladder catheter is a different device used to help empty the urinary bladder. A urinary catheter would be longer, softer, usually sterile, and designed specifically for the urinary system. Unclean catheters could cause urinary bladder infections.

You would not want to use an enema tube for a urinary bladder condition, if I understand your question correctly. ...Read more

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Barium enma test requires I drink a prep & enema 4 evacuation. But I have an ostomy bag and stoma. Should I take the prep if my rectum is inactive?

Barium enma test requires I drink a prep & enema 4 evacuation. But I have an ostomy bag and stoma. Should I take the prep if my rectum is inactive?

Yes: I will say "yes" because you put out stool through your colostomy bag and therefore it needs to be removed before barium enema. The only question I really have is why would you need to have barium enema to evaluate your colon when you can have colonoscopy? When barium enema is done on people without colostomy, they are usually expected to contract their anal sphincter to hold it. What about you? ...Read more

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Paralyzed waist down, bubbles in cath bag after suds enema accidentally put in vagina. Low grade temp for 2 days. Could enema cause uti or worse?

Paralyzed waist down, bubbles in cath bag after suds enema accidentally put in vagina. Low grade temp for 2 days. Could enema cause uti or worse?

Yes: If some of the soap solution got into the urethra around the catheter and it was not sterile or if there is an abnormal connection between vagina and bladder.
With a fever and changed appearance of urine you should be checked for a UTI. GOod luck. ...Read more

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I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?

I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?

Yes: You can use a laxative once in a while but concentrate on eating healthy with enough fiber and more fruits and vegetables to avoid medications. If chronically constipated you may need doctors advice of how to tackle it with a stool softener which would be safer. ...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?

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 AND sometimes cause harm. ...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?

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

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How long should I leave the enema in for?

Keep enema as long a: It depends on the enema saline enema is retained not too long and it may work in 15 to 20 minutes depending on the amount
mineral oil enema can be kept in overnite. ...Read more

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Are enemas safe? How often can they be done?

Are enemas safe? How often can they be done?

Enemas are safe: If given properly. If you are using them to relieve constipation, you need to see a doctor and determine the cause before you use them too frequently. It is probably not a good idea to use it more often than a couple times a week over two or three months. ...Read more

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How many times enema can be used in children?

Meal modification: Once in a while. Better yet modify the childs diet by cutting down on milk products and increase fiber in the form of fruit and vegetables, high fiber cereals, and whole wheat bread instead of white bread. You may also use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as needed also instead of enemas. ...Read more

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If I use a enema how long will the effects last?

Depends...: ...what are the ingredients of your enema, its volume, its dwell time, and the indication for use. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enema?

What is the definition or description of: enema?

Fluid to bowels: An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large intestine], medicate, or nourish. ...Read more

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Gave myself an enema, still pain, what should I do?

Gave myself an enema, still pain, what should I do?

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. Your prior baseline stool pattern defines how alarming (or not) your current pain may be. Ileus, blockage, ischemia is considered if fever, tenderness, distension, bleeding, vomiting. Where is your pain & how severe is it? Get checked please. ...Read more

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How often can you give yourself an enema male, 47,

There: There are over the counter enemas sold at your local pharmacy. A commonly used enema is called a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). I would not use it more than once a week. If constipation is your problem then slowly increase the fiber in your diet and try a stool softener like colace every night. Also drink plenty of water.
If you have not seen your doctor for this issue please schedule an appointment.
Take care. ...Read more

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What is a to n fro enema and how do you administer it?

Enema: I am not familiar with a "to n fro enema", and I am wondering who recommended it. If a doctor recommended it, then they or their staff should explain what to do. If it it something you are trying on your own, I would encourage you to not do it. If you are doing it for a specific reason, then please submit a question with what you are experiencing and we would be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Is a fleets enema effective after the expiration date?

Expiration date: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an enema and a bariun enema?

Treat vs diagnose: An enema is used to clean out the stool from the colon. A barium enema is a radiologic test used to diagnose colonic diseases. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to use an enema to cleanse my body?

Can someone tell me how to use an enema to cleanse my body?

Don't do it: Ths is a superstition from which some folks make money. Your body cleans itself. You can help by eating wisely and getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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If you enjoy enemas how often can you safely take in 2 qts.

If you enjoy enemas how often can you safely take in 2 qts.

This "enjoyment": Does not sound very normal. Consult your primary physician and he will direct you further. ...Read more