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How Long Does It Take For A Fleet Enema
Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Folow Doctors Advice: Yes if the doctor ordered it, there must be a reason and you should go ahead with it as directed.
Colace (docusate sodium) after fleets: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
How often can I take a fleet enema? I have oic taking amitiza (lubiprostone) 24, tried linzess. Have used enemas weekly.
We should not have: Backwards. The first thing before taiking medications articularly chroically and in such manner, we need to make diagmosis. Once the diagosis is made most of the job is done.
Is there any interaction between fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and Celexa? Scared to take my nightly dose of celexa now.
There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate.
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.
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/.
Depends: Go to the store, call them up, check ads in the paper, go online to find out.
Me? Not personally: Typically won't be toxic, even if expired.
Impaction?: It's possible that you have an impaction so hard and stuck up there that even the Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) 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.
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.
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