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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Use A Fleet Enema Even Though I Have An Anal Fissure

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Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.

Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.

Possibly: Inserting anything into the anus can inadvertantly lead to tearing the mucosa. See your doctor for an exam of the area to know for sure. ...Read more

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Safe/reccommended to use fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) before anal sex?

Safe/reccommended to use fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) before anal sex?

Yes: I'm sure your partner would appreciate it. However, there are some contraindications to use of fleets enemas due to the phosphate (such as kidney disease). Therefore, talk with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Told I have an anal fissure. Told to do sitz bath. Am i supposed to use epsom salts? I did earlier, now my rectum feels like it's turning inside out.

Told I have an anal fissure. Told to do sitz bath. Am i supposed to use epsom salts? I did earlier, now my rectum feels like it's turning inside out.

Comfort: Usually I do not recommend epsom salts. Just comfortably warm water is usually sufficient. Ask your own surgeon for instructions. ...Read more

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Doc said I have an anal fissure.Not huge,but something to take care of.Doesn't hurt to use restroom.Stings a little after.Small amt Blood on stool.OK?

Doc said I have an anal fissure.Not huge,but something to take care of.Doesn't hurt to use restroom.Stings a little after.Small amt Blood on stool.OK?

Follow MD directions: The small amt of blood can be normal with the fissure. This should disappear, however, in the next few weeks as the fissure resolves. If the blood continues, then recheck is necessary--you prob will be rechecked for the fissure anyway. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my child is suffering from anal fissure from last 2 months she is 4 yrs old. Any homeopathy medicine?

Could use your help docs! my child is suffering from anal fissure from last 2 months she is 4 yrs old. Any homeopathy medicine?

Yes there are: There are nearly 100 different homeopathic medicines that help anal fissures -- but you need the advice of a professional homeopath to find the best one for an individual case. You've listed yourself as being in carrboro nc, and there are several good homeopaths in your area. Check the national center for homeopathy to find them: http://tinyurl.Com/mlpksbt. ...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


Enema (Definition)

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