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Is it okay to use warm water instead of a fleet enema?

Is it okay to use warm water instead of a fleet enema?

Enema: Tap water enemas are fine. However, if you are having problems with constipation at age 53, you should see your physician for further workup. ...Read more

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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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Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema?

Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema?

Before self-treating: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can I use warm water with salt as a natural enema solution?

Yes: Since you are looking to pull water from the blood stream to enter in the colon during an enema, this would be an ok solution to use. ...Read more

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How often can I give my baby warm water enemas?

How often can I give my baby warm water enemas?

Water intoxication?: Why would you want to give your baby enemas? If he is constipated he may need an adjustment in his diet. That said, does he drink a lot of milk or eat dairy products? Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. He may want to send you to a dietician. There are also other ways to treat constipation.Again, see your doctor. With enemy's you run risk of water intoxication and electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a fleet enema even though I have an anal fissure?

Yes: It maybe uncomfortable to insert the enema tip but there shouldn't be any problem using the enema. ...Read more

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I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema with this drug?

I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema with this drug?

Yes: You can use a laxative once in a while but concentrate on eating healthy with enough fiber and more fruits and vegetables to avoid medications. If chronically constipated you may need doctors advice of how to tackle it with a stool softener which would be safer. ...Read more

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Fleet Enema (Definition)

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