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Dr. Robert Binford
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How to give yourself a fleet enema?

How to give yourself a fleet enema?

Follow instructions: Follow the instructions. Also lots of info online. I searched google and found many references here is one. http://www.livestrong.com/article/201923-how-to-use-fleet-enemas-prior-to-a-prostate-biopsy/. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Robert Cloud
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Could a fleet enema give you diarrhea?

Could a fleet enema give you diarrhea?

Fleets enema: Absolutely. It is a saline laxative and draws water into the colon and causes diarrhea. Its effects are limited and should only provide a transient diarrhea. ...Read more

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What happens if all the fleet enema came out clear?

What happens if all the fleet enema came out clear?

Impaction?: It's possible that you have an impaction so hard and stuck up there that even the Fleet enema did not touch it and therefore the only thing that came back out was the enema itself. Otherwise, I would really expect your stool to be some shade of brown. I am wondering what the consistency of it was? Liquid? You may need to see your doctor for a specialist referral and other advanced options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Kline
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What is in a fleet enema that makes it work so well?

What is in a fleet enema that makes it work so well?

Buffered phosphate: Fleets contains a buffered phosphate solution. This causes a mild stimulation of the rectal reflex. The response is also to to stimulating the stretch fibers in the rectal which causes a relex contraction of the muscular wall. ...Read more

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Dr. You Sung Sang
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How quickly does fleet enema take to work?

How quickly does fleet enema take to work?

Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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How long do the effects of a fleet enema last?

How long do the effects of a fleet enema last?

Not long: The effects of the Fleet's enema would be measured in hours. Certainly It will wear off by the next day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Kline
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How long do the effects of a fleet enema last for?

How long do the effects of a fleet enema last for?

Briefly: Fleets enemas work by causing distension of the rectum, leading to evacuation of the contents of the rectum. If you have had a fecal impaction, you may have loose stools for a day or two. A sensitivity to the chemicals in the fleets may cause a mild inflammation in the rectum that should resolve over a brief time. Any continued symptoms may warrant an evalustion by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Morse
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Can you make a fleet enema at home? Heard about soapsuds

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is using a fleet enema like?

What is using a fleet enema like?

Holding in a large: Bollus of fluid in the rectum can be uncomfortable. However, if you have been consitpated then getting rid of excess stool will likely be a big relief. ...Read more

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