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Fleet Glycerin Enema
Glycerin vs enema: Depends on the situation. Gylcerin suppository is a lubricant that dissolves in your rectum for gentler passage of stool. A fleets enema is reserved for substantial constipation or impaction; it's a saline laxative drawing water into your colon and goes further up the colon and works around hard stools beyond the rectum. Generally, it's not uncommon to try glycerin first, then fleets. ...Read more
Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you dont have an infectious process in your belly and are sure you do not have a bowel obstruction from prior surgery or some other cause, go on liquids and take 1-2 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every 12 hours and you can try 1-2 tablespooons of mineral oil every 12 hours, until you have had a bowel movement and feel emptied.If doesn't resolve with abo. ...Read more
What is the best thing to do if no relief from glycerin suppository? Will enema shoot it up inside me?
Had no bm for a week, finally succeeded w glycerin enema 4days ago.Still no bm since then. Nauseous & tried going but only alot of brown mucusy stuff?
No bm for a week.. Resorted to very small glycerin enema.Worked immediately but had severe cramping. 5 hrs later & hasnt stopped, in excruciating pain?
Must see a doctor: A glycerin enema should not cause cramping. If you are in excruciating pain then you need to seek medical help. A blockage can become very serious if left untreated. Signs of a blockage after using the enema as described would be diarrhea despite still feeling backed up or when you did have the bowel movement, if it was long and thin and again you still feel backed up. ...Read more
Struggling with constipation after surgery (5-7without going)afraid of enemas(ckd-3)can glycerin suppositories been used daily instead without risks?
My 1 year old is constipated, so I tried to insert a glycerin pediatric enema. She moved suddenly and it went into her vagina. She bled a little. ?
It happens: Its happened before and is unlikely to cause any problem if you removed what you could of the suppository. The blood was likely triggered when you overstretched/tore the hymen. With a little warm water wash and time the area will heal.If she has related symptoms of pain with voiding or vaginal discharge have her evaluated. ...Read more