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How To Do A Home Enema
High anxiety causing bad constipation. I'm 25 and have tried stool softner but i'm not going. Is it safe to do a home enema? What to do?
Mag Cit and Dr.: If you don't have any major health problems, try a bottle of magnesium citrate - it's in a green bottle usually at the pharmacy - no prescription needed. Drink that down (pour over ice and use a straw) and you'll probably get some relief w/in an hour. Then, get an appointment with your doctor to get a plan for your bowel health - good luck. ...Read more
How long does enema last, told to take it 1hr b4 leaving home for sig. Worried i'm going to soil my pants on the drive down !
Empty completely!: Your risk of soilage after a single enema depends on: type and volume of enema used, GI transit and irritability, baseline stool pattern (diarrhea?), whether anal/rectal function is intact, how completely you emptied after using the enema, how far/long you have to drive. No shame in wearing a pad for the trip--. ...Read more
Before anal sex, do you need to process through enema ? And if so why? If not why? Also what can ai use home wise?
Enema use: The colon usually keeps the rectal vault clear of feces until ready to make a bowel movement. However, if you've ever had an accident during anal sex, then it is understandable to be prepared. You can do an enema an hour or two before you want to be empty. OTC enemas can be used, but if anal sex is a part of your lifestyle, you may want a reusable enema bag that you fill with water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if you have blood in the water after you have a home water only enema? I still have bloody mucus still after everything was emptied
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. ...Read more
I think i’ll die of embarrassment if I poop while having my baby. What can I do: take an enema at home?
Don't worry.: I have never seen a baby come out without some poop. Do not take an enema. It will not help. Trust me - when the time comes you will: a) not even notice, and b) not even care. Remember the goal: healthy baby, healthy mama - period. Your life is about to change and poop will, i guarantee, not matter nearly as much! enjoy the rest of pregnancy and delivery -. ...Read more
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