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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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I tried using an enema just after a stool softener. Is that bad?

I tried using an enema just after a stool softener. Is that bad?

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. ...Read more

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To much in my anus to poop. Will a stool softener or enema help?

To much in my anus to poop. Will a stool softener or enema help?

Enema over softener: Enema will likely help more than a softener, since the stool is already in the rectum. Sometimes, digital disimpaction is needed - using your finger to help remove stool/start the bowel movement. Be careful though. ...Read more

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Haven't had normal bm in 2 weeks, tried stool softener, laxative, more fiber, & enema. Causes loose stool. Worried about impaction? What should I do?

Haven't had normal bm in 2 weeks, tried stool softener, laxative, more fiber, & enema. Causes loose stool. Worried about impaction? What should I do?

Pain or bloating?: If not you can keep doing what your doing for a while but if pain or distention develop see your doctor pronto. ...Read more

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Day 5 did enema and stool softener still no bowel movement what can I do?

Day 5 did enema and stool softener still no bowel movement what can I do?

You could have: Impacted stool and may need manual evacuation. Go see your dr.Also try water/prune juice and magnesium cutrate .If without improvement , you may need further work up like colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What do I do if I can't have a bowel movement after 10 days, despite using stool softeners, fiber and enemas?

What do I do if I can't have a bowel movement after 10 days, despite using stool softeners, fiber and enemas?

Constipation: Please seek medical attention. It is recommended to have high fiber foods, brown rice, oats, barley, lentils, black beans, kale, strawberries, raspberries, carrots,avocado and drink plenty of fluid 2-3 liters a day more if exercising or hot weather.( mixture of water and gaterade) Conditions that can cause constipation : hypothyroidism, ovarian tumor, colon cancer , rare diseases ...Read more

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I have been unable to have a bowel movement in a week. I've tried laxatives, stool softeners, prunes, enemas, and suppositories. I have always had irregular bowel movements. Im in severe pain!

I have been unable to have a bowel movement in a week. I've tried laxatives, stool softeners, prunes, enemas, and suppositories. I have always had irregular bowel movements. Im in severe pain!

If : If you have tried all of the above mentioned and you are still in severe pain you need to seek medical care. You may need a manual fecal disimpaction or a more effective enema. Also a cause of your constipation needs to be investigated and treated. Take care. ...Read more

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