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Doctor insights on: How To Do A Home Enema

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Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Yes: Colonic hydrotherapy has no medical indications. An occasional enema or ostipation is generally well tolerated. The cause of the ostipation needs to be evaluated. High fiber and high fluid diet can be helpful. 30 grams of fiber a day and 120 ounces of water. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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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?

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

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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 !

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

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Before anal sex, do you need to process through enema ? And if so why? If not why? Also what can ai use home wise?

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 more

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Can you make a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) at home? Heard about soapsuds

Can you make a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) at home? Heard about soapsuds

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

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Can a home done enema cause severe lower abdominal and back cramping after its performed?

Can a home done enema cause severe lower abdominal and back cramping after its performed?

In general: enema should not be given for abdominal pain with out physician evaluation first , may aggravate the existent disease. NOW YOU HAVE TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR GO TO ER TO MAKE SURE YOU DID NOT HAVE PERFORATION. ...Read more

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I think i’ll die of embarrassment if I poop while having my baby. What can I do: take an enema at home?

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