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How Often Can You Use An Enema In Kids
Colon Cleansing: Jesse: You have posed a great question which I commonly get asked in my practice. Enema's are typically not necessary to cleanse your colon. In fact, some over the counter colon cleanses may lead to a condition called Melanosis Coli which is seen during a Colonoscopy. Eating a nutritious high fiber diet will help with proper bowel function. Consult with your doctor about your specific condition. ...Read more
The JBL bag holds alot of water but how large an enema is safe to take? Also, how often can I use enemas?
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
It's been 4days since i've had a bowel, i tried laxatives and there not working, i try to fleet enema and that worked perfect 4 me how often can I use?
See below: Generally they can be used every few days as needed. If the problem persists, see your family doctor. ...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 in1 week?
How often can I use saline enemas? I have tried the increased fiber/water plus colace with no help. I am a male, 54 and no significant health issues.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staying hydrated: while traveling could mean u can forget about those enemas entirely. It's quite common to become dehydrated and therefore at risk for being constipated while traveling. Try to drink alot of water, eat fruits/veggies with fiber, & try to move around to keep the body as regular as possible. Enemas are really the last resort of constipation treatment and hope u can find an easier way to deal with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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