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How Often Can You Have An Enema For Constipation
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
I used an enema for constipation and a small amount of frank red blood was in the toilet afterwards and upon wiping. Shortly After, I passed another small BM, with no blood present, and no blood present with wiping but am still freaked out. Is this just p
Rephrasing question. I have seen GI drs but still no answer for chronic constipation! Can someone tell me how often i can use fleet enema in1 week?
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Not likely.: In a toddler who has otherwise normal development and muscle tone, it starts as a dietary problem with too little fluids, fiber, fruits and veggies and too much cheese, etc, that leads to constipation, then pain with passing stool, then stool holding, then enlargement of the rectal vault so it holds more stool before feeling full. Also, fear of toilets with potty training, or rewarding dry undies. ...Read more
I am 12 weeks pregnant with twins and had severe constipation. Is it safe to use a fleet enema and how often?
Constipation: Fleet enemas can be used safely in pregnancy but should not be your first choice for constipation. Constipation in pregnancy should be treated with the following, in this order: 1. Fiber supplement and increased hydration 2. Oral stool softener (like docusate) 3. Miralax or milk of magnesia, or other oral pro-motility agent 4. Rectal suppository (like bisacoidyl) 5. Enema (like fleets). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it OK, as an exception or say once a month, to take three small 5oz enemas in a morning for thorough cleansing, nothing to do with constipation.
Fiber not Enema: Careful, stretching your colon/rectum can over stretch it and cause adjustment and damage in the nerve receptors that control the peristalsis and sensation of going to the BR. Some people end up chronically constipated, always needing an enema. It is best to eat much fiber, so it naturally moves quickly. If a "toxin" was not absorbed over "miles" of small intestine villus, it will not be absorbed ...Read more
Probably: It should do the trick.Get a more detailed answer ›
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