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Guided Enema (Overview)

Sometimes the special enema used to diagnose the painful "telescoping down" of the intestines (called intussusception) will also return the intestines to their normal position. The special enema may be performed with salt water, contrast fluid, or air, and is usually guided by Xrays (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound.


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Is taking an enema safe? How long should you wait before taking it again?

Is taking an enema safe? How long should you wait before taking it again?

"Fleet": Small volume enemas (example Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)) are generally very safe. If you READ THE DIRECTIONS TWICE and so it correctly you shouldn't need a second. If more than one Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) is required look for other reasons for your constipation.Since some of these reasons can be serious see you Primary Care Provider Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Guided Enema (Overview)

Sometimes the special enema used to diagnose the painful "telescoping down" of the intestines (called intussusception) will also return the intestines to their normal position. The special enema may be performed with salt water, contrast fluid, or air, and is usually guided by Xrays (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound.


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Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation(two years)?

Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation(two years)?

Fleet: Plain or mineral oil is ok. However, you need to be examined to determine the cause of your recent constipation, with a colonoscopy if you haven't had one in the past few years. Also try eating a high fiber diet and drinking more fluids and less caffeine and alcohol both of which contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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What is difference between colonoscopy and barium enema in terms of information?

What is difference between colonoscopy and barium enema in terms of information?

Significant : Colonoscopy is a direct look at the lining of the colon vs an indirect x-ray shadow of a barium enema (be). If something is seen on a colonoscopy, it can be treated or biopsied. The be can miss things in the rectum and should include a flex sig to evaluate that area. You are sedated for a colonoscopy. No sedation for a be. Both are acceptable measures for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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Can I safely use two fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) within a few hours?

Fleets enemas: Yes, unless you have heart disease or kidney disease, but if one fleets enema does not provide results, tehn a fleets mineral oil enema and a bottle of magnesium citrate will most likely give you better results. If the problem persists, then see your physician. ...Read more

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Any advice or comment regarding coffee enema? I have some piles removed 1 & half years ago... Any danger to do coffee enema? Pls advice ... Thnk you

Any advice or comment regarding coffee enema?  I have some piles removed 1 & half years ago... Any danger to do coffee enema?  Pls advice ... Thnk you

People have died...: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Discuss with doctor : Cold knife conization is a procedure in which a cone shaped biopsy of the cervix is removed to treat cervical dysplasia. No overnight stay is required unless complications arise. You will be put under general anesthesia and the surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes. Your total recovery time varies from 1-2 weeks. The cervix, however, usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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Does the enema detox really work?

Does the enema detox really work?

rids some poop: Yeah, this was a popular idea in ancient egypt, but was disproved decades ago. You will get rid of some stool. No one ever measured "toxins" supposedly removed before and after the rx to see if it worked. Pt of mine insisted on high colonics as bowel prep for colonoscopy-failed; had redo the prep and the procedure. Empty bowel may look flatter, maybe you feel better, but not detoxed. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of coffee enemas?

What are some of the benefits of coffee enemas?

None: These were promoted by cancer quacks in the early 20th cenetury and are used today only by charlatans. People have died from them. If you think you have been suckered by a sweet-talking, seemingly-knowledgeable crook, contact your district attorney or the state board of healing arts. ...Read more

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How do prepare (enema?) when having a internal hemorrhoid removed?

Ask your surgeon: Every surgeon has their own preference for a bowel cleansing before surgery. In general no food by mouth starting the night before surgery and most surgeons use an oral solution like "go lytely" to cleanse the intestinal tract. Before surgery you should receive detailed instructions. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more