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What kind of enema is most commonly used?

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

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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What are oil enemas used for?

What are oil enemas used for?

Lubrication: 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), . Read more

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What is soap in soap suds enema?

What is soap in soap suds enema?

Irritant. Don't use: Soap is soap. Soap suds enemas are highly irritating to the lining of the rectum and colon. Aside from causing a bowel movement can cause a whopping inflammation (colitis). Tap water enemas or store bought phosphate enemas are safer (check with md, especially if history of heart, kidney, liver trouble). Oil retention enemas are lubricant. Read more

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What are the dangers of a soap enema?

What are the dangers of a soap enema?

What are benefits?: Why are you performing it? If constipation, general recommendation: approximate more of a squatting position to facilitate easier passage of stool. Bring a small step in front of the commode, bring your feet up. Back in the wild, animals squat. Toilets are great, but not optimal position for defecation. Enemas bring diarrhea, irritation of the colon wall. Try more fiber in the diet. Read more

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What is a hypaque enema?

What is a hypaque enema?

Hypaque: Is a type of iodinated contrast. It is used for enemas when barium is dangerous. See radiologyinfo. Org. Read more

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How long does barium enema take?

How long does barium enema take?

Check out: Radiologyinfo. Org for discussion about barium enema. May still need other tests such as endoscopy or ct scan of abdomen / pelvis depending on your symptoms. Read more

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What does a barium enema look for?

What does a barium enema look for?

Anatomy: Mostly it is used to study the anatomy of the lower intestine. If there is narrowing or widening of any area or if there is a suspicious looking mass in the lower intestine, this would allow your doctor to decide what the next best test or treatment should be. Read more

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How can a coffee enema kill a person?

Several ways: Large volume enemas can distend the colon to the point of perforation. Large volumes of caffeine can be quickly absorbed and cause heart irregularity. Enemas can sometimes cause electrolyte loss and dehydration. Best to avoid. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more

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How much do barium enema testing cost?

How much do barium enema testing cost?

Cost varies: There are usually 2 charges for any x-ray test a technical charge and a physician charge. Make sure you ask for the physician fee information as well as the hospital or x-ray center charge when you check costs. Costs vary greatly at different hospitals so you may want to comparison shop if you have no insurance. Also adk if there is a cash discount and/or assistance based on income. Read more

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Are there any side effects to salline enema?

Are there any side effects to salline enema?

Yes: Side effects of a saline enema may include bloating, abd pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache. Consult with a doctor before initiating any treatment. Read more

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Can water stay in the rectum after an enema?

Can water stay in the rectum after an enema?

Not for long: The rectum can sense solids like stool better than liquids, like diarrhea, but the water frm an enema wil either be absorbed (a very small amount) or be expelled. It won't stay very long. Read more

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Does it hurt to get an air contrast enema done?

It is uncomfortable: Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. I think younger patients fare better. There is much turning and rolling during the procedure to coat the mucosa. The colon has to be distended with air to image the colon lining. This is uncomfortable and varies for each patient. This does not last long. Being well prepped (bowel cleansing) and relaxed for the exam helps. Read more

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What are the common reasons for a barium enema?

What are the common reasons for a barium enema?

Cancer/Infection: Typically, a barium enema is performed to evaluate the colon for cancer, infection, inflammatory diseases. It can be requested when a colonoscopy is incomplete or not able to be performed. See: http://www. Webmd. Com/colorectal-cancer/barium-enema. Read more

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