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What are enemas?

Fluid into colon

Anus
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.
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What is an enema?

Hard to pass

Enema
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.
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What’s an enema?

Rectal

Acetaminophen
Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation.
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Does an enema hurt?

It can cause

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a sense of urgency and discomfort. But, overall it is pretty tolerable.
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What is a hypaque enema?

Hypaque

Enema
is a type of iodinated contrast. It is used for enemas when barium is dangerous. See radiologyinfo.org
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How should fleet enema feel?

There may be

Fleet_enema
some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate.
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What are oil enemas used for?

Lubrication

Constipation
enemas are sometimes used to treat constipation, or hard stools. Oil retention enemas serve to lubricate the stool and area, help passage. sometimes used ad preliminary enema before tap water or saline type (phosphate) enemas. Do not use soap suds enema-very irritating, can cause colitis (inflammation),
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Can I lose weight using enema?

No

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No, this would not be a good or healthy method of weight control. You might clean out some stool, but in the long run this does not weigh much. Best to work with your doctor on a long-term healthy food and exercise plan. Nutritionists and trainers can help you also.
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How long do fleet enemas work?

Fleet Enema

In most people, Fleet enemas normally produce results within an hour.
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What exactly is a barium enema?

Placing radiopaque

Colonic
Dye Into the colon via the rectum.
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