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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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Stoma (Definition)

A stoma is a surgically created hole that creates a connection between the digestive tract and the skin so that liquid food can be put into the stomach, or liquid waste ...Read more


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I've been told my bowel is very long and twisty - through bare um enemas - is this problematic?

I've been told my bowel is very long and twisty - through bare um enemas - is this problematic?

Normal: Just like people, colons come in all sizes and configurations. It's not a real problem, but it can make it more difficult on a barium enema or colonoscopy to see everything. ...Read more

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Before anal sex, do you need to process through enema? And if so why? If not why? Also what can ai use home wise?

Before anal sex, do you need to process through enema? And if so why? If not why? Also what can ai use home wise?

Enema use: The colon usually keeps the rectal vault clear of feces until ready to make a bowel movement. However, if you've ever had an accident during anal sex, then it is understandable to be prepared. You can do an enema an hour or two before you want to be empty. OTC enemas can be used, but if anal sex is a part of your lifestyle, you may want a reusable enema bag that you fill with water. ...Read more

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Hello, I had a barium enema exam through my rectum yesterday at 10:00 AM. After the exam I noticed that I didn't have an urge to urinate for hours.

Hello, I had a barium enema exam through my rectum yesterday at 10:00 AM. After the exam I noticed that I didn't have an urge to urinate for hours.

Dehydrated?: When you take a barium enema you must clean yourself out first. This then coupled with taking nothing by mouth all night prior can make you low on fluids. You would not have a desire to void for some time. ...Read more

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My son 18yrs old with bloody stools. He was schedule for a sigmoidoscopy., using fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). He don't want to go through this. What's the alternative?

My son 18yrs old with bloody stools. He was schedule for a sigmoidoscopy., using fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). He don't want to go through this. What's the alternative?

Bowel prep: Some centers will not even attempt a procedure like a sigmoidoscopy unless the patient is willing to follow the preparation protocol. That said, they may be willing to do so if the patient does a significant bowel prep using a bottle of magnesium citrate or similar agent. I would call the center and see. The exam is worthless unless the fecal material is removed and the colon can be seen. ...Read more

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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 had impacted feces back to back in the past 3 weeks, removed through enemas & laxatives. Doc recommends fibre supplements but it makes it worse?

He might not have: Heard about a new drug Linaclotide for that. Also, if you are on narcotics, fiber won't help but newer drugs like relistor would be very helpful ...Read more

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Can bowel cancer be diagnosed through a barium enema and a colonoscopy? Help please?

Yes: Either or colonoscopy is the best tool accuracy more than 95%
barium enema use to be the tool but the accuracy and false positive and negative are not enough to depend on
colonoscopy can discover polyps too small to be seen by barium enema and can have it removed at the same time. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon! Ok to delay surgery now?

Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon! Ok to delay surgery now?

Ulcerated stoma: Hello. You have a colostomy stoma and the presumed reason for that is colon cancer.You are 74y and now present with ulceration and some bleeding. DELAY IS VERY UNWISE. This must be treated as if it were colon cancer, and surgically removed asap and histology to confirm either benign or malignant with appropriate follow up thanks ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow I am required to do an enema. I can't get myself to do it?

Its necessary: The enema or liquid solution GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) is necessary for proper colon prep. Whithout this it would be difficult for the endoscopist to look into your colon. Check with the procedure center if have not been able to do so, as they may re-schedule. ...Read more

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I use 2 enemas each day to let waste out for 3 years now as I can't go without it. How will it affect my health in the long run?

I use 2 enemas each day to let waste out for 3 years now as I can't go without it. How will it affect my health in the long run?

Enema: My first question would be why you need the enemas in the first place. What is the cause of your constipation? Have you tried other medications such as miralax (polyethylene glycol)? The underlying cause of your constipation would determine the proper treatment. For example if you had pelvic floor dysfunction the treatment is not classic medications but rather biofeedback. ...Read more

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Hello. I had an enema 7 days ago and have been eating all week, however I haven't had a BM since the enema last week. Is this normal?

Not typically normal: Though people may have considerable variations in normal bowel function, to go for a period greater than one week without a bowel movement is not normal. At your age, a medical evaluation is certainly appropriate. Seek advice from your primary care physician or gastroenterologists. ...Read more

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What to do if enemas and laxatives don't work for me?

What to do if enemas and laxatives don't work for me?

Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Plz don't defeat purpose of this website by tellin me 2 ask my dr or surgeon. My? is what does it mean when a stoma from Ileostomy turns black?

Plz don't defeat purpose of this website by tellin me 2 ask my dr or surgeon. My? is what does it mean when a stoma from Ileostomy turns black?

Usually ischemia: That usually means that the stoma has a reduced blood supply, causing what we term ischemia. It may only involve the lining of the stoma, which usually gets better on its own after the swelling goes down. If its the full thickness of the bowel wall, it may need revisional surgery. You should ask your surgeon as well. Hope this helps! . ...Read more

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How should I care for a stoma site?

Stoma care: It is really important one cares for their stoma properly. There are a couple of different kinds of stomas. My best advise is to work with your dr. And especially the nurse. In fact, there are certain nurses who specialize in this ostomy area and have real expertise. You should work closely with the nurse. Here is a link for a website dealing with ostomy care: http://www. Wocn. Org/. ...Read more

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How to apply fleet directly in stoma?

Enema via stoma: You can - but you will need a special enema bag and stoma cone. Probably best just to use tap water enema

Irrigation is done with a special short cone-shaped end (called a stoma cone) to the irrigation tubing. This is designed this way in order to 1) keep the fluid being instilled from leaking out, and 2) making sure that the colon is not perforated.

Here is a link to a picture:

http://www. Walgreens. Com/store/produ...id=prod3398909

An enema done through a stoma with a standard enema tip could perforate the bowel, because the bowel to the stoma may be at an angle. ...Read more

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What is the stoma like and where is it located?

Abdominal wall: A stoma is an opening either natural or surgically created, which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Usually it connects part of the GI tract with the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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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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Stoma itching all the time. Why?

Many possibilities: What does it look like? Is skin red or chaffed. Any bumps. How long have you had stoma. A lot of possibilities ...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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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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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?

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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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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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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What do you advise if I'm having an operation to have a stoma?

Be sure you: Have had a pre-op appointment with an ostomy nurse for education and stoma site marking. Bad placement of a stoma can make your life after surgery very troublesome. Request a visit pre-op with an ostomy nurse ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more