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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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Should I take a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) because the doctor said to?

Should I take a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) because the doctor said to?

Folow Doctors Advice: Yes if the doctor ordered it, there must be a reason and you should go ahead with it as directed. ...Read more

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How quickly does fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) take to work?

How quickly does fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) take to work?

Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Bm 2/4. Take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily w/ colace. Dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? Appt tomorrow.

See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) + colace stool softner and a enema without results. The blood tinged mucous is probably from enema tip trauma to the rectal walls. In the meantime i'd suggest you drink a chilled bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a few glasses of water. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

Ive always had: success with Milk of Magnesia.Take a capful every 8 hours until u go.If you don't go after 3 doses,go to the ER.You may have become resistant to laxatives.Plan to see Gastroenterology for help with your chronic constipation.Once u do go,get on daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a high fiber diet.Stop all stimulant laxatives. ...Read more

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Sodium Bisphosphate (Definition)

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Docusate Sodium (Definition)

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