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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.

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

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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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Is soya milk, manuka honey and molasses good for patients with bone marrow cancer? What can be the best diet for them?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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...

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

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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?

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

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What kind of enema is most commonly used?

What kind of enema is most commonly used?

Depends on what is: Needed. Generally the most common are Fleet plain enema or a fleet mineral oil enema or equivalent store brand. Warm soap suds enema using a mild soap like Ivory can also be used. Check with your doctor to see if you really need this and which type they recommend ...Read more

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What are oil enemas used for?

What are oil enemas used for?

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

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What is soap in soap suds enema?

What is soap in soap suds enema?

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

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What are the dangers of a soap enema?

What are the dangers of a soap enema?

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

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What is a hypaque enema?

Hypaque: Is a type of iodinated contrast. It is used for enemas when barium is dangerous. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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How long does barium enema take?

How long does barium enema take?

Check out: Radiologyinfo. Org for discussion about barium enema. May still need other tests such as endoscopy or ct scan of abdomen / pelvis depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does a barium enema look for?

What does a barium enema look for?

Anatomy: Mostly it is used to study the anatomy of the lower intestine. If there is narrowing or widening of any area or if there is a suspicious looking mass in the lower intestine, this would allow your doctor to decide what the next best test or treatment should be. ...Read more

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How can a coffee enema kill a person?

Several ways: Large volume enemas can distend the colon to the point of perforation. Large volumes of caffeine can be quickly absorbed and cause heart irregularity. Enemas can sometimes cause electrolyte loss and dehydration. Best to avoid. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How much do barium enema testing cost?

How much do barium enema testing cost?

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

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