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Enema For Impacted Stool
Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. Used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?
I've had impacted feces back to back in the past 3 weeks, removed through enemas & laxatives. Doc recommends fibre supplements but it makes it worse?
I've used 3 enemas in 3 days. Pass medium, soft stool each time. I can feel something is still there. What can I do to pass a possible impaction?
Enema: If a dulcolax rectal suppository isn't successful, try a fleets oil retention enema followed by a gentle tap water or regular fleets enema. If no satisfactory evacuation results, your physician can perform a rectal exam to determine whether you need manual disimpaction.See 3 more doctor answers
Used an enema to treat constipatn, noticed few bits of muscus out with stool and the liquid, looks like eggwhte. Nvr seen b4. Any problems? Tks!!!
Fecal impaction: May or may not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now.
I used an enema today and the water that came out was neon green! Not my stool though. What does this mean?
Bile.: You wqashed out bile, which is green.
Been trying to pass a large hard dry lump of stool for 13 hours. It is on the "chute" ready to come but is too large and painful to pass. Enema?
Vaseline. Warm bath.: Lube the anus with vaseline. With your finger. Then sit in a warm bath and try to push it out. Have a shower afterwards - you will feel cleaner. Then see a doc to work out what is going on...
My body holds stool, so about once a week (or 2) I give myself an enema after a movement. The problem is that it takes several hours for it to be done?
Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ;assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persists.
Haven't had stool pass in over a week. Tried laxatives enema prunes. How long ok to wait before worrying?
Check it out: 2-5 stools per day normal. You are way behind. May want to see your doc.
I can't pass this stool. I'm bleeding possibly due to irritating a fissure. Its difficult to stand or sit. Will a saline enema help?
ER: You most likely need to go to an ER where they are set up to handle these messy situations. Sounds like you have a complicated situation and may need some assistance.
I have not had s problem moving my bowels, until two days ago. I am regular with normal stools. In a few instances, I have difficulty eliminating. Today, after an enema I passed hard pebble like stool. Not normal amount. Thisnis rare.?
Bowel change: Since this is a change in your usual bowel pattern, it shouldn't be ignored and a colonoscopy may be in order. Your stools suggest recent constipation and if increasing fluid intake and fiber or Metamucil in your daily diet doesn't get you back to normal regularity, it's important to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If you haven't had a screening colonoscopy, this is a good time to get one.
Yes: To be expected.Get a more detailed answer ›
My toddler was very constipated & we gave her a ped enema & she passed a large stool. She now has a fever of 100.8. Are the 2 related?
Unlikely: Even though a baby could get dehydrated after an aggressive enema, it is unlikely in this case because your child is well and drinking and eating normally. It is possible that she had a virus infection which might have aggravated the constipation. With or without the enema, she would have developed a fever. Should you need to give enema again, make sure she drinks lots of fluid
High anxiety causing bad constipation. I'm 25 and have tried stool softner but I'm not going. Is it safe to do a home enema? What to do?
Mag Cit and Dr.: If you don't have any major health problems, try a bottle of magnesium citrate - it's in a green bottle usually at the pharmacy - no prescription needed. Drink that down (pour over ice and use a straw) and you'll probably get some relief w/in an hour. Then, get an appointment with your doctor to get a plan for your bowel health - good luck.
What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?
See answer: If you have been constipated and have noted some blood in the stool, the most likely cause at your age is bleeding internal hemorrhoids. If you have persistent blood in the stools you do need to be checked to be sure nothing else is the cause. The following link will discuss the causes for blood in the stool and Rx: http://bit. Ly/1KXooGn