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Where can I get an enema done?

Where can I get an enema done?

Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water). ...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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My 6 year old daughter has had problems with her bowels for years. Recently had get an enema. Her dr hasn't testd her for anything. Could it b chrohns?

My 6 year old daughter has had problems with her bowels for years. Recently had get an enema. Her dr hasn't testd her for anything. Could it b chrohns?

Stool retention: I would have her evaluated by a developmental pediatrician.My evaluation of such cases includes a general & dietary history, time of onset, previous treatments & successes.An exam that focuses on the abdomen & rectum, abdominal x-ray & occasionally a contrast enema.Most kids who reach this level of dysfunction need a bowel rehab plan that requires 6m of effort & lots of tears & frustration.Good luck. ...Read more

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When you get a barium enema, how long or round is piece that is inserted into rectum? I am nervous about the whole procedure!

When you get a barium enema, how long or round  is piece that is inserted into rectum? I am nervous about the whole procedure!

Not Big: I've been the inserter and the insertee. The tip is about as thick as an index finger with a mild area of widening about an inch from the end of the tip. A small balloon may be inflated after the tip is inserted (with lots of lubricant). The balloon helps you keep the enema from leaking out. Only a few inches of the tip will get inserted. Try not to get too worked up. The prep is a bigger deal. ...Read more

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I usually have to do an enema weekly bc it's hard for me to get a BM.. Are enemas bad for your body? Any effects to the body in the long run??

You should have a : BM daily.Increace your daily fiber intake & stay well hydrated.Weekly enemas are not a good solution.Talk to ur doc or a Gastroenterologist for more guidance . ...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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Get barely anything out. Do you think at this point I should consider using an enema?

Depends: have you tried any stool softeners by mouth? feel free to contact me at www.healthtap.com/faizshakir ...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