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How To Use Fleet Enemas Prior To A Prostate Biopsy
I used 1/2 bottle of premade Fleet MINERAL OIL ENEMA. First time. It said to FOLLOW it with a regular SALINE FLEET ENEMA AFTER, to help pass stool & clean out the oil. It's VERY OILY! CAN I USE A 2ND SALINE TO CLEAN THE OIL better just this one time?
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy, and I need to do 2 fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate), (sodium bisphosphate) however I have a colostomy and I am unsure as to how to administer the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate)?
Colostomy nurse: This important question can be best answered by your colostomy nurse or gastroenterologist. I assume that it will require one fleets enema through the colostomy and another through the rectum if both areas are to be visualized during the procedure, but it's best to consult the abovementioned specialists about this matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon after lar surgery will it be safe to perform anorectal manometry for diagnosis of functional constipation, and to start bio-feedback training?
Safe at one month: While it is probably safe to do anorectal manometry and start biofeedback at a month, there is still a lot of swelling and stiffness around the rectum so the results will likely not be accurate and the biofeedback probably not be effective. Three months would be a more appropriate interval. ...Read more
There : There are over the counter enemas sold at your local pharmacy. A commonly used enema is called a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). I would not use it more than once a week. If constipation is your problem then slowly increase the fiber in your diet and try a stool softener like colace every night. Also drink plenty of water. If you have not seen your doctor for this issue please schedule an appointment. Take care. ...Read more
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
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?
First time?: Botox traditionally takes 5 days to really take effect and so I am not sure it has fully relaxed the sphincter. I need more info. It is not uncommon for sphincter otomy to be performed with fissure treatment. However if only Botox was injected (no surgery) and you have previously used fleets without burning, i would contact your gastroenterologist as you may have caused an injury. ...Read more
Can't urinate after treatment for rectrum and prostate cancer. Need to use a catheter 24/7 to get the urine out.
Sorry to hear : that but I am not sure what your question is? ...Read more
How can you use it for 4 weeks to heal anal fissure if instruction on cloace stool softener box says don't use more that a week to minimize dependency?
Very safe drug: Those instructions on the box are intended for non- physicians and provide legal coverage the drug manufacturer. Colace (docusate sodium) is a very safe non-absorbed drug that can be used chronically if medically necessary. If your doctor has told you to use the medication for 4 weeks, then i recommend doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?
How often should I use an enema for constipation? Are the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) ok twice a week?
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
Well yes, but...: Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. ...Read more
Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; ;assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more
I want to catheterize triple lumen catheter to let out all of the urine and insert synthetic urine for a drug test, any comments?
Serious answer: As you know, try your best to not use illegal drugs. Seek help if needed 2nd, you sound like you are going to insert the catheter yourself ; i would assume in a nonsterile way. You will increase your chance of getting an infection in your urethra and/or bladder. Not a fun place for any infection. There could also be possible legal ramifications, talk to a lawyer. Bad idea, dont compound one probl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a cystoscopy done in a few days to confirm IC diagnosis. They will use some local anesthetic to guide scope. How painful will this be?
Being subjective: sensation, I don't think it would be possible to predict your individual response and qualify it as a discomfort or pain. Having said that, it might be reassuring for you to know that application of local anesthetic gel on mucosal surface is usually very effective and a lot of patients do tolerate similar procedures without any major problems. You are the patient and you are in control, good luck. ...Read more
Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.
Wouldn't go there!: Humans are not designed to have people create homemade solutions to send up the butt. A G.I. Specialist can help, along with a primary care doctor. There may be approved enemas out there, but their effects and their side effects on a particular patient (and his or her underlying medical issues) should be carefully considered before venturing into enema territory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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