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How Often Can You Use A Fleet Enema
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
I just found out I was pregnant a week ago I have no clue how far along I am but is it ok to use a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?
Not first choice: Preferable to use other methods first. An ultrasound can determine your gestational age ...Read more
I am 12 weeks pregnant with twins and had severe constipation. Is it safe to use a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) 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 (polyethylene glycol) 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
See below. : Good question. Fleets enema: commonly used ~4 oz saline laxative; sodium phosphate-based; can cause adverse reactions in certain individuals (age >55) with certain pre-existing conditions (e.g. dehydration, impaired kidney function, congestive heart failure, abnormal electrolytes) if used too often (>3 days or >1 dose/24 hrs). I recommend you ask your MD about proper dosing and alternatives. ...Read more
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 (sodium bisphosphate) in1 week?
I had botox injections in my internal anal sphincter 3 days ago and used a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to go and it burned.Is it ok to use fleet after that procedure?
Ask your doctor: This is a very specific question. Presumably, your colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist performed the injections for a spastic sphincter. You would be best served asking your doctor directly. It does take 7 days for Botox to fully work which may be helpful in planning your stool softening program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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