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Saline Or Mineral Oil Enema
Small difference: If the enema for cleansing the anal canal and the lower rectum both work well. If the purpose is to cure constipation, they work differently, the mineral oil helps the hard stool pass thruough the asus by librication, the saline enema tries to break the stool and liquidate it. ...Read more
Enemas oil based/sal: Saline enemas loosen stool and stimulate bowel movement.If used frequently these can cause hypocalcemia and hyperphosptemia. It is effective in severly constipated with/ without stool retention.Mineral oil enemas are used in patients who are impacted with stools so hard and large causing obstruction, and is used as retention enema, if patient is able to retain overnite follwed by manual disimpaction. ...Read more
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I used 1/2 bottle of premade Fleet MINERAL OIL ENEMA. First time. It said to FOLLOW it with a regular SALINE FLEET ENEMA AFTER, to help pass stool & clean out the oil. It's VERY OILY! CAN I USE A 2ND SALINE TO CLEAN THE OIL better just this one time?
If im constipated from my Norco 10 pain meds. Would a mineral oil enema or a saline enema be more effective?
I would: Use the fleet brand of enema or the drug store version which is generally 6-8 ounces. Be sure to be lying down on your left side with feet elevated above hips and try to hold enema for 30 minutes or as long as you can. You can repeat if no results in 6 hours. IF that doesn't work you need an exam to be sure your problem is constipation and not something else ...Read more
Simple!: Enemas are used to help cleanse the rectum and left colon. Mineral oil enemas are simply that - mineral oil in water. It functions to lubricate and stimulate the rectum to help evacuate stool. Fleet's enemas are made from sodium phosphates, and the salt load stimulates the bowel to secrete fluid causing a diarrhea effect. Fleets are a few ounces as opposed to mineral oil which is 2 quarts. ...Read more
I had hemorrhoidectomy last week. Can anything help me heal faster, like mineral oil enema, Prep H suppository (phenylephrine) or a certain ointment?
Sitz baths: Usually, warm water with Epsom salts or something similar are used to help healing after hemorrhoidectomy. This is placed in a small basin, and tou soak your anus in it. Best to call your surgeon for their specific recommendations. Hope this helps, and that you get well soon! ...Read more
I am a 25 yo female no bowel in 4 days. I used a mineral oil enema. Only a small amount hard small ball single came out. Clear mucus with blood mixed in the gel came as well. I am eating more than I usually would. Can you please advise? Would an oral sal
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I took a mineral oil enema 30 mins ago and had no bowel movement...it says call your dr if this happens but I don't have a regular dr?
Constipation: If you have been constipated for a while you may also want to take MiraLax to soften the stool from the top. Also it helps to go and sit on the toilet after a meal for 20 min (that is the time you are most likely to have a BM). If you also have abdominal pain then you need further evaluation, please call one the HealthTap physicians ...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
Tried liquid suppository, MOM, mineral oil enema, still no BM from constipation due to meds and bruised ribs! What can I do now for immediate relief??
Can I take a expired mineral oil or saline enema. I just had a dnc and my constipation is horrible. It's hard to read date but I thinkbit says 2002?
No: The chemicals in the drug will start to disintegrate after the expiration date. Some may still retain some activity but who is to say how much or not. Remain safe stay away from expired drugs ...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
No BM in 6 days. Took miralax x 2 days, dulcolax x 3 doses and had some result with saline enema and mineral oil Supp. Stomach distended, still passing gas, but no urge to go. No nausea or pain. Few bowel sounds with stethoscope?
Impacted: I think you've done all you can to relieve what may be a fecal impaction. The abdominal distension suggests partial intestinal obstruction as you are able to pass gas. I would expect some abdominal cramping. A rectal examination is needed and if you are impacted, manual disimpaction is required and is performed by the physician or a nurse under the physicians direction. Either way, get checked. ...Read more
25 yr old female. Constipation no bowel movement 4 days. Used a mineral oil enema, no movement except for very small hard and bloody mucus clear?
Try something from: Above above and below to "stimulate". 1) You can try oral dulcolax 5-10mg and rectal dulcolax suppository 2) or oral miralax (polyethylene glycol) 17 gm daily with one time fleets Enema. Hold it in rectum for 5-10 minutes. Long term I would recommend daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and see your primary care doctor to consider if you need referral to Gi ...Read more
Are there risks in taking fleet mineral oil enemas? I took one few hrs ago but tried going only a few mins later. Only liquid came out. Can I again?
No risk: While a second oil retention enema shouldn't be harmful, You could take a regular fleets enema or insert a dulcolax rectal suppository next. If this is unsuccessful and you still have a strong urge to have a BM, a gentle soap suds enema or manual disimpaction May be needed. Consult your physician if you are in distress with severe abdominal cramps. ...Read more
Do you have to wait a certain amount of time to do a saline enema after a mineral oil one? Is this safe being pregnant?
Constipation: You do not have to wait a certain amount of time and enemas are safe while pregnant. The more important question though is why you are suffering from such severe constipation where this is necessary. I would schedule an evaluation with your obgyn for an exam. Increasing water intake and fiber supplementation should help ...Read more
Neither: People do not need a colon cleanse ...Read more
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