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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Enemas

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Are there any side effects to salline enema?

Are there any side effects to salline enema?

Yes: Side effects of a saline enema may include bloating, abd pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache. Consult with a doctor before initiating any treatment. ...Read more

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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Does water enemas have any side effects on infants ?

Does water enemas have any side effects on infants ?

Potentially - yes: Water alone injected as an enema can be absorbed by the baby and dilute the balance of the blood.If enough water is absorbed, the baby can have seizures when this balance crosses a critical level. Small amounts (ounce or two) are unlikely to cause a problem, but i never recommend them. ...Read more

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What are some common side-effects or risks involved in barium enema?

What are some common side-effects or risks involved in barium enema?

Constipation: Occcasionally it may cause constipation if barium not completely evacuated. I suggest at least 48 oz of water the day after the exam. ...Read more

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The side effects of being a bilimic are what kinds of things?

The side effects of being a bilimic are what kinds of things?

Bulimia is harmful: Bulimia nervosa ("bulimia") is an eating disorder involving binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behavior (such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, fasting, or excessive exercise, etc.). Many physical conditions result from the purging aspect of the illness: e.g., electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, and oral and tooth-related problems. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some bulimia side effects ?

Could you tell me what are some bulimia side effects ?

Purging type: Recurrent excessive eating followed misuse of laxatives, water pills, enemas or causing one to vomit. Side effects of vomiting include rotting teeth, enlarged salivary glands, inflammation of the esophagus, dehydration ; misuse of laxatives etc cause dehydration with low potassium, low magnesium, cardiac irregularities, loss of consciousness, pancreatitis, seizures, and death get help asap. ...Read more

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Senokot side effects, how long do they last for?

Senokot side effects, how long do they last for?

Beware side effects: "Irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more

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Any bad senna side effects?

Any bad senna side effects?

Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of laxative abuse?

Are there side effects of laxative abuse?

SideEffects of abuse: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining), cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). Abusers get chronic diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, edema, nausea/vomiting, muscle weakness, bone pain, lassitude, kidney stones, skin changes, kidney disease, dehydration. ...Read more