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Molasses And Milk Enema
Went to hosp last night said slight blockage in colon sent me home. Today extreme pain used enema. Why didn't they can I use milk mg too? Confused.
Ask doc who saw you: Your question asks specific details of your own case. No online doctor can give you a valuable answer. I recommend you call the hospital to get advice from the person who took care of you. ...Read more
Is soya milk, manuka honey and molasses good for patients with bone marrow cancer? What can be the best diet for them?
Adjuncts only: Marrow cancer (leukemia, myeloma) is a cruel enough situation without people selling you worthless dietary supplements and "pop" foods. I wish you the best as you undergo treatment for your illness. Your best diet is to eat sensibly, what you like, trying to avoid the very sugary / greasy / salty stuff, and to maintain physical exercise. ...Read more
Constipated from opioids. After trying fiber-took Enema 2 nights ago-only a little came out. Took milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) last night-nothing. What next?
Seek medical care: Constipation that has gone on for many days runs the risk of complications. Trained professionals will be able to assess the situation to get a better picture of your constipation in order to make an informed decision on how to treat you, and it may involve performing some imaging procedures to further guide therapy, as will discussing length of and reason for opioid therapy. ...Read more
Went to ER & xray showed lots of poop & only had diaherra for 3 days new going around old. Magnesium citrate, enema, mollasses/milk nothing is working?
Family medicine: Not sure why you would go to the er for a primary care problem. But this is something that your family doctor needs to help with or to get you in to a specialist. Your question is the very definition of when you need to be seen at the family clinic. ...Read more
I took imodium ad and I am very constipated. I have taken milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and tried a suppository. No luck. Is a mineral oil enema safe to try?
? diet: Imodium (loperamide) was presumably for diarrhea. It works by blocking the normal messages that proceed from the lower brain computer to the bowel. One message orders the bowel to stop peristalsis (wave like bowel action) while the other message causes it to accelerate causing irritable bowel syndrome. Lousy diet is by far the commonest cause, particularly sugar ajnd sweeteners. ...Read more
I am 1 year out from my gastric bypass. I am extremely constipated. I have tried stool softners, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide). Suppositories, enema. Help...
Constipation: None of those will help unless you are drinking enough liquids. Constipation is very common among people who have had weight loss surgery. You need to make sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of liquid (water is fine) a day. If that doesn't help, try taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily as well. The key is liquid intake. ...Read more
My boyfriend has done 3 enemas (the mineral oil and saline kind) and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and dulcolax. He still can't poop and feels sick. What can he do?
See provider: Please consider having him see his health provider to assess for the level and amount of retained stool and to look for other possible reasons for his symptoms. ...Read more
Lubrication: Enemas are sometimes used to treat constipation, or hard stools. Oil retention enemas serve to lubricate the stool and area, help passage. Sometimes used ad preliminary enema before tap water or saline type (phosphate) enemas. Do not use soap suds enema-very irritating, can cause colitis (inflammation), . ...Read more
Irritant. Don't use: Soap is soap. Soap suds enemas are highly irritating to the lining of the rectum and colon. Aside from causing a bowel movement can cause a whopping inflammation (colitis). Tap water enemas or store bought phosphate enemas are safer (check with md, especially if history of heart, kidney, liver trouble). Oil retention enemas are lubricant. ...Read more
What are benefits?: Why are you performing it? If constipation, general recommendation: approximate more of a squatting position to facilitate easier passage of stool. Bring a small step in front of the commode, bring your feet up. Back in the wild, animals squat. Toilets are great, but not optimal position for defecation. Enemas bring diarrhea, irritation of the colon wall. Try more fiber in the diet. ...Read more
Cost varies: There are usually 2 charges for any x-ray test a technical charge and a physician charge. Make sure you ask for the physician fee information as well as the hospital or x-ray center charge when you check costs. Costs vary greatly at different hospitals so you may want to comparison shop if you have no insurance. Also adk if there is a cash discount and/or assistance based on income. ...Read more
It is uncomfortable:
Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. I think younger patients fare better.
There is much turning and rolling during the procedure to coat the mucosa.
The colon has to be distended with air to image the colon lining.
This is uncomfortable and varies for each patient. This does not last long. Being well prepped (bowel cleansing) and relaxed for the exam helps. ...Read more
Get checked: See gastroenterologist to he diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more