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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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I have impacted faecal for nearly 25 days dr. Giving enemas but not. Workn askd manual disimpc but he says its nearly 20 CM inside (hirchsprung)?

I have impacted faecal for nearly 25 days dr. Giving enemas but not. Workn askd manual disimpc but he says its nearly 20 CM inside (hirchsprung)?

Constipation: Impacted stools for long time could lead to severe dilatation of the colon and sometimes intestinal perforation and life threatening acute abdominal infections. Have yourself checked by a gastroenterologist to figure out your real issues. ...Read more

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My parents insisted on giving me enema for my constipation for 4 days, I don't know what enema? Does it hurt and should I take it, please help!

My parents insisted on giving me enema for my constipation for 4 days, I don't know what enema? Does it hurt and should I take it, please help!

Try oral laxatives: Have you tried laxatives already? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) otc should work well. Enema is unpleasant and is used as last resort. You should also talk to your local doctor on how to regulate your bowel if you are chronically constipated. Taking food rich in fibers or fibers supplement would help. ...Read more

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Hello dr. I m constipated often from birth (hirchsprung)? But now got severe faecaloma doctors giving enemas but not working to break it down?

Hello dr. I m constipated often from birth (hirchsprung)? But now got severe faecaloma doctors giving enemas but not working to break it down?

Constipation: Having severe constipation from hisrsprung disease need to be treated very aggressive. The next step in treatment is to check with doctor or ER about manual disimpacrion. The last resort is surgery. ...Read more

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After giving a child the children's enema will the constipation not occur anymore After they've had a successful bowl movement?

After giving a child the children's enema will the constipation not occur anymore After they've had a successful bowl movement?

Don't bet on it: Enemas can relieve an outlet blocked by firm or large stools, but the reason they got that way may be a problem. Kids often retain stools because at some point it started hurting to go, so they decided they would avoid it. They can actually cause a ballooning of their colon that makes emptying less efficient. Some kids need a bowel rehab designed by a well trained pedi or pedi gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What’s an enema?

What’s an enema?

Rectal: Liquid (usually medication) introduced into the rectum. Most commonly used for constipation. ...Read more

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What are enemas?

What are enemas?

Fluid into colon: A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds. Typical use is to treat constipation; can cause distension, discomfort, and stimulates bowel evacuation.
Rare use to instill meds.
"alternative" med use to "detoxify": unproven for this purpose; fda issued warning letters about it. ...Read more

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What is an enema?

Hard to pass: An enema is typically used for people who are constipated. The individual inserts a tube into the rectum to infuse fluid into the bowel and encourage a bowel movement. Ordinary enemas contain tap water, mixtures of soap and water, glycerine and water, or other materials.

Prior to using an enema, it is advisable to consukt with a physician to determine if this is the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Does an enema hurt?

Does an enema hurt?

It can cause: A sense of urgency and discomfort. But, overall it is pretty tolerable. ...Read more

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Can you recommend enema type?

Can you recommend enema type?

Go see ur Family Doc: Before jumping to enemas, look for other lifestyle options to manage/resolve constipation: increase fiber, fluids & physical activity. Failing that, consider stool softeners. If that doesn't work (or if taking opioids regularly), then consider laxatives. Regarding types of enemas, check out http://www. Atitesting. Com/ati_next_gen/skillsmodules/content/enemas/accepted-practice/types_of_enemas. Html ...Read more

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Where can I get an enema done?

Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water). ...Read more

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What does an enema do to you????

What does an enema do to you????

Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this range. Given the nonspecific nature of your question, it would be helpful to hear why you are considering an enema (& with what contents). Be aware enemas are NOT recommended for casual "cleansing", weight loss, or recreational use. ...Read more

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How to give a enema to yourself?

Enema: Purchase a fleets enema. Lie on your side on a plastic
Blanket or towel. Bend both knees. Don't force the enema nozzle while inserting it into the rectum and apply gentle pressure to the bottle. Try to retain the liquid for at least ten minutes before sitting on the toilet. Higher enemas are available but I recommend having a nurse administering them. ...Read more

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Can I use an enema that expired?

Not recommended: It is not recommended to use medications past their expiration date. ...Read more

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When do you give a child an enema?

ENEMA: In the old days, enema is frequently used to relieved constipation. In our modern days it is use only when diet and medications have failed to relieved constipation. We call it fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). However, they still use it a lot in hospitals to prepare patient for certain procedures. In xray, they use barium enema. ...Read more

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What makes an enema more effective?

What makes an enema more effective?

Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this range. Given the nonspecific nature of your question, it would be helpful to hear why you are considering an enema (& with what contents). Be aware enemas are NOT recommended for casual "cleansing", weight loss, or recreational use AND sometimes cause harm. ...Read more

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Are multiple enemas a day dangerous?

Yes: Not sure why a person needs multiple enemas a day. Are you on a detox regimen that calls for frequent elimination? You can potentially harm your natural ability to eliminate waste by frequently using enemas. Also, certain enemas cannot be used more than once daily. ...Read more

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What to do if I used an enema wrong?

That depends on: If this created problems - and if so, what type. Sorry, without more information it is hard to provide you with a helpful response. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best way to give an enema?

GOOGLE IT: To save you time I did it for you
http://www. Ehow. Com/how_6584030_do-give-myself-enema-home_.html ...Read more

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Enema green coffe are good for diet?

Danger Danger Danger: Nope. First injecting significant levels of caffeine by enema? Not in any way a smart or health decision. Second, this new fad which is a fraudulent promise of weight loss is a lie. There will be no real or sustained weight loss because of green coffee beans or extract. ...Read more

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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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How long should I leave the enema in for?

Keep enema as long a: It depends on the enema saline enema is retained not too long and it may work in 15 to 20 minutes depending on the amount
mineral oil enema can be kept in overnite. ...Read more

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Are enemas safe? How often can they be done?

Are enemas safe? How often can they be done?

Enemas are safe: If given properly. If you are using them to relieve constipation, you need to see a doctor and determine the cause before you use them too frequently. It is probably not a good idea to use it more often than a couple times a week over two or three months. ...Read more

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How many times enema can be used in children?

Meal modification: Once in a while. Better yet modify the childs diet by cutting down on milk products and increase fiber in the form of fruit and vegetables, high fiber cereals, and whole wheat bread instead of white bread. You may also use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as needed also instead of enemas. ...Read more

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If I use a enema how long will the effects last?

Depends...: ...what are the ingredients of your enema, its volume, its dwell time, and the indication for use. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enema?

What is the definition or description of: enema?

Fluid to bowels: An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large intestine], medicate, or nourish. ...Read more

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Gave myself an enema, still pain, what should I do?

Gave myself an enema, still pain, what should I do?

Need a little help: Normal bowel frequency varies from 1 every 3-4 days to 3-4 movements per day. Many "normal" people alternate their stool pattern within this range. Your prior baseline stool pattern defines how alarming (or not) your current pain may be. Ileus, blockage, ischemia is considered if fever, tenderness, distension, bleeding, vomiting. Where is your pain & how severe is it? Get checked please. ...Read more

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