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Is anal douching safe?

Is anal douching safe?

Depends: Anal douching would be similar to daily enema use. Safety depends on what you are using to rinse with as well as how it is applied. Some instruments can cause anal / rectal irritation and even ulcers. So be careful what you use and how you use it. Recommend you consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Is daily anal douching safe?

Is daily anal douching safe?

Not safe: No. Destroying your natural rectal and colon environment leads to increasing risk or more dangerous infections or bacteria. Frequent douching increases HIV risks. I know of no physician that would recommend even one douching let alone repeated douching. ...Read more

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Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Contact a physician: You will need to contact a physician as I am a Dentist and your question is not one that I have the expertise to answer. ...Read more

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What other methods could be used to clean the anus before anal sex? Would using an ear syringe be safer than douching or still no?

What other methods could be used to clean the anus before anal sex? Would using an ear syringe be safer than douching or still no?

Enema: An over the counter enema with electrolytes (i.e Fleet's) would be safest way to clean yourself. A syringe would probably not give you enough volume to clear residual stool from the rectum. Of course, understand that enemas are not required for your health but are relatively safe to use to increase your and your partner's enjoyment of sex. Also, take good care of yourself and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are there any bad consequences of douching your anus?

Are there any bad consequences of douching your anus?

Yes: Chemical proctitis from toxins not meant to be introduced there; anal fissures from traumatic insertion leading to infections; herpes and other severe infections from unclean equipment--just a few of the things I can think of. Use an enema made for this purpose if you need to irrigate the rectum for whatever reason.. ...Read more

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Is anal doucheing dangerous?

Is anal doucheing dangerous?

= enema: Enemas have been used for 100s of years to help soften constipated stool. Unless high pressure, large volumes or abnormal substance used--not likely a problem. Hopefully this answers your question. ...Read more

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Is it OK to douche your the anal canal?

Is it OK to douche your the anal canal?

Not recommended: Douching the anus can traumatize sensitive tissues and may provide a route for infection. ...Read more

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Does anal douching relieve constipation?

Does anal douching relieve constipation?

N.F.L.: Trying to remove that rectal 'football'? Well, enemas will initially work, but 'not for long'. Once the moisture is taken out of feces you will continue to play 'hardball'. Drink plenty of fluids, eat fiber rich foods, and have a first meal of the day evacuation plan that keeps the rectum from being a 'storage silo' for long periods of time will provide long term results. ...Read more

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Is anal douching (for anal sex) bad? I've gotten mixed answers & research has produced mixed results. Pros/cons? If not bad, what's proper procedure?

Is anal douching (for anal sex) bad? I've gotten mixed answers & research has produced mixed results. Pros/cons? If not bad, what's proper procedure?

Anal sex: Douching can be traumatic to the tissues and lead to inflammation of the rectum which makes it more easy to catch stds. Douching with any soap it chemicals makes that even more likely. ...Read more

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Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?

Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?

Not advisable: Even when diluted, Dettol can cause serious toxicity when taken internally. It contains phenols and is used to kill agricultural pests in Australia. Should be used to clean surfaces and not used internally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I would love to have anal sex with my boyfriend but I want to make sure it's clean sex can I douching or enema and cleaning anus and a bit of rectum?

I would love to have anal sex with my boyfriend but I want to make sure it's clean sex can I douching or enema and cleaning anus and a bit of rectum?

Water enema is safe.: Feel free to use a water enema to clean yourself before being intimate. Some people evacuate completely after each bowel movement and do not have any issue with "cleanliness" during anal sex. Other people may need the help of an enema beforehand. As you get to know your body better, you will be able to determine if enemas are optional for you. ...Read more

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I'm having internal anal wart outbreak. I can see blood on toilet paper when I wipe. Can I use diluted Dettols to douche to disinfect? Is it harmful?

I'm having internal anal wart outbreak. I can see blood on toilet paper when I wipe. Can I use diluted Dettols to douche to disinfect? Is it harmful?

Anal warts: There are many possible causes of the symptoms you note, which include warts, but also other things. Topical treatment is generally not recommended in this setting due to the risk of more serious diseases like cancer or a cancer pre-cursor. I suggest you see your physician to exclude more serious issues. ...Read more

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Is douching safe to do?

Is douching safe to do?

Not really: Douching is not recommended. It kills off the natural bacteria that protects and cleans the vagina by maintaining normal pH balance. Douching sets you up for frequent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for women?

Is douching safe for women?

Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women. ...Read more

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Is douching bad? Is there any safer way to cleanse?

Is douching bad? Is there any safer way to cleanse?

It is bad: We are being told since years douching would remove the good bacteria from the mucosa and add to the risk of getting yeast infection. ...Read more

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Which is more safe-feminine wash or douche?

Which is more safe-feminine wash or douche?

Douch is no good: Douch can cause problems
some water can be retained in vagina causing infection
never take a douch. ...Read more

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Is summer eve's vag wash safe? NOt the douche, just Use for external washing, gel like texture, like body wash.

Is summer eve's vag wash safe? NOt the douche, just Use for external washing, gel like texture, like body wash.

But it's unnecessary: The external only product is probably safe. But it's also not necessary. A warm wash w/ the same item you use all over yourself is enough. If you really have an odor that is bad - it's a reason for an OBGYN exam - not a cover-up. If there's an infection - you need to cure it, not hide it. But yes, use is okay if you're healthy otherwise. ...Read more

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Is douching safe while pregnant?

Is douching safe while pregnant?

Not recommended: There is no reason anyone should douche. Douches actually cause infections by stripping the vagina of healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for you?

Likely yes.: This helps clean things out, and as long as other things, like showers are done should be no trouble as long as it is done correctly, according to instructions. Good personal hygiene, along with regular and appropriate visits to the doctor is likely the best way to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche with alum?

Is it safe to douche with alum?

Bad idea?!: One website writes this description: "potassium alum is also known as potash alum or tawas. It is aluminum potassium sulfate. This is the type of alum that you find in the grocery store for pickling and in baking powder. It is also used in leather tanning, as a flocculant in water purification, as an ingredient in aftershave and as a treatment to fireproof textiles." sounds like a bad idea?! ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche just one time?

Douching: In general - douching can be harmful to vaginal health. ...Read more

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Hi I just purchased a bottle of medline pvp scrub solution and was wondering if it was safe to douche with this product?

No: This is much too strong to use as a douche. I am very hard pressed to think of any situation where douching would be recommended. It does not "clean" you and can cause irritation and make you more prone to infections by disrupting the normal balances in your vagina. ...Read more

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How safe is vagisil daily feminine wash for women compared to douche?

Probably not: The vagina is self=cleaning and there is very little need for regular douching. Plain water is adequate for washing the vagina. Many studies show that douching regularly causes more problems like bacterial vaginosis, fungal vaginitis, and contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how safe is it to use an "alum douche"?

Can you tell me how safe is it to use an "alum douche"?

No studies: I am not aware of studies conducted with scientific rigor on this subject, but I can empathize with then content of the website below.

http://www. Home-remedies-for-you. Com/askquestion/16582/tips-to-tighten-vaginal-walls-about-how-does-one-u.html ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche to clean inside my vagina?

Is it safe to douche to clean inside my vagina?

No: Douching is rarely recommended. The vagina will clean itself. Douching can lead to infections. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more