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How Is A Mineral Oil Enema Different From A Fleet Enema
Simple!: Enemas are used to help cleanse the rectum and left colon. Mineral oil enemas are simply that - mineral oil in water. It functions to lubricate and stimulate the rectum to help evacuate stool. Fleet's enemas are made from sodium phosphates, and the salt load stimulates the bowel to secrete fluid causing a diarrhea effect. Fleets are a few ounces as opposed to mineral oil which is 2 quarts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Enemas oil based/sal: Saline enemas loosen stool and stimulate bowel movement.If used frequently these can cause hypocalcemia and hyperphosptemia.It is effective in severly constipated with/ without stool retention.Mineral oil enemas are used in patients who are impacted with stools so hard and large causing obstruction, and is used as retention enema, if patient is able to retain overnite follwed by manual disimpaction. ...Read more
Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for a barium enema?
Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?
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
Why???: If your problem is severe constipation, other solutions are better, such as bulk agents (fiber), stool softeners, more fluid intake, etc. Otherwise, there is no benefit and you may be avoiding evaluation by your doctor for another problem or issue that needs to be checked. See your doctor rather than use fleets 3x per week! ...Read more
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
How often should I use an enema for constipation? Are the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) ok twice a week?
See your doctor: See your doctor. You may gain sufficient benefit from increased fiber and fluid in your diet so that enemas won't be needed. However, a complete history and physical is crucial to exclude other causes of constipation such as hypothyroidism or anatomic problems. Enemas do have potential complications: I have cared for patients with rectal perforation after enemas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take a laxative or enema instead of colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema?
Depends: Go to the store, call them up, check ads in the paper, go online to find out. ...Read more
I used 1/2 bottle of premade Fleet MINERAL OIL ENEMA. First time. It said to FOLLOW it with a regular SALINE FLEET ENEMA AFTER, to help pass stool & clean out the oil. It's VERY OILY! CAN I USE A 2ND SALINE TO CLEAN THE OIL better just this one time?
Small difference: If the enema for cleansing the anal canal and the lower rectum both work well. If the purpose is to cure constipation, they work differently, the mineral oil helps the hard stool pass thruough the asus by librication, the saline enema tries to break the stool and liquidate it. ...Read more
Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema? Thanks in advance.
Variable: Many preparations available for cleansing colon. Different institutions have different methods for cleansing. Laxatives such as Dulcolax dulcolax suppositories, drinking magnesium citrate and/or golytely (polyethylene glycol) are methods sometimes in combinations. You should ask your place where study is being performed for their advice. ...Read more
Yes: Companies sell these products and make money at it. It is safe to assume someone has used these products for their intended purpose. ...Read more
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