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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
Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?
Why do fleet enemas put stress on the kidneys? Are glycerin suppositories safer for heart patients?
What is the best thing to do if no relief from glycerin suppository? Will enema shoot it up inside me?
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 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
Struggling with constipation after surgery (5-7without going)afraid of enemas(ckd-3)can glycerin suppositories been used daily instead without risks?
Fecal disimpaction: Enema liquids are widely varied: fleets is a brand of a chemical called phosphosoda or sodium phosphate. Coffee, soap suds, tap water, glycerin, gastrograffin as well as other more rare liquids have been used. They all work by stimulating bowel contraction by stretching the colon, and softening the stool by adding water. Safest would be to just use tap water, 500-1000ml for up to 3 days. ...Read more
Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema?
Before self-treating: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are fleet glycerin suppositories safe? I am having trouble going. Too big to pass and have hemorrhoids. Extra fiber and water is not helping. Do I use
Yes, but: I don't thing they would help much. Your best bet is to buy a few enemas.Follow the directions on the bottle. Try to hold the contents inside for as long as possible (1-0-15 min would be good) and then try to empty as much as possible. You may need to try again in a day or so. Consult your doc if this isn't helping. ...Read more
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