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Severe constipation. Does an enema hurt?

Severe constipation. Does an enema hurt?

Not occassionally: But harsh laxatives like exlax , dulcolax, magnesium citrate, correctol can cause severe problems. Stay on a liquid diet, take mineral oil and/or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) until blockage is resolved. ...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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I am experiencing severe constipation I have tried laxatives, enemas, and diet change and nothing has brought lasting results

I am experiencing severe constipation I have tried laxatives, enemas, and diet change and nothing has brought lasting results

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. See your doctor if no improvement with abo. ...Read more

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Im 35 suffering from severe constipation. I can only go by taking stimulant lax or having an enema or both. Please help. It controls me?

Im 35 suffering from severe constipation. I can only go by taking stimulant lax or having an enema or both. Please help. It controls me?

Get seen by md: Can be due to many causes: dietary, meds, lack of activity, metabolic, e.g. Underactive thyroid, excess blood calcium; may be due to incoordination of pelvic muscles, dropped rectum (rectocele), neurological problems, other see a GI doc, get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have severe constipation. I have to use enema (only water) for movement of bowels. Pl advise?

I have severe constipation. I have to use enema  (only water) for movement of bowels. Pl advise?

Depends on cause: It depends on what other meds you have tried - a variety of new meds exist such as polyethylene glycol and even newer ones in the last year or so that require a prescription you should see your doctor again. ...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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