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If i'm still constipated after a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and dulcolax, what can I try next?

If i'm still constipated after a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and dulcolax, what can I try next?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): This is an over the counter medication. Take one capful with whatever juice of fluid you prefer once a day. It is odorless and tasteless. ...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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2nd time Ive been constipated in a row. The 1st time I had to use an enema. Now its been 4 days. Ive been eating fruits veggies prunes. Still nothIng.

2nd time Ive been constipated in a row. The 1st time I had to use an enema. Now its been 4 days. Ive been eating fruits veggies prunes. Still nothIng.

Before self-treating: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Rectum burns after i gave myself an enema- i still feel full . Just had colonoscopy it was clean, am i really constipated?

Rectum burns after i gave myself an enema- i still feel full . Just had colonoscopy it was clean, am i really constipated?

See your GI: If colonoscopy was "clean" means both your colon was cleaned out of stool and clear to visualize well surface and it was clear of any abnormalities then you have rectal burning after giving yourself an enema then wonder if you injured yourself inappropriately administering the enema to yourself. Rectal burning can also occur from drinking dr pepper. Check back with GI who did your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing constipation.I have already did saline enema and side still has pain on right side i get pains all the time doc says it's constipa?

I am experiencing  constipation.I have already did saline enema and side still has pain on right side i get pains all the time doc says it's  constipa?

Constipation: Please try the following measures:
Add some processed or synthetic fiber-such as Citrucel, Metamucil, or Perdiem-to your diet each day.
Try a stool softener, such as Colace, if your stools are very hard.
Try Swisskris. Follow the directions on the label.
Exercise and increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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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??

Magnesium citrate: You have correctly tried transrectal route for relief of your constipation. It is also helpful to treat from above with oral laxatives. One bottle of overt the counter magnesium citrate should work. If not you may need to seek medical care/advice. ...Read more

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Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) work for constipation from pain meds? Im taking 2 doses/day and Im still not having regular bowel movements. Can I increase? Senna did not work. Fleets enema on sunday with good results

Constipation: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good choice. Use daily per label directions. Increase fluid intake and fresh fruits/vegetables. Get plenty of exercise if you can. Activity helps keep things moving. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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12 year old miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 capfulls 3x day plus 3 senna day for constipation. 3 days today enema still has stomach pain from constipation ?

12 year old miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 capfulls 3x day plus 3 senna day for constipation. 3 days today enema still has stomach pain from constipation ?

Go for exam: You've done as much as possible on your own. Now it is time for a professional to do a good exam and offer treatment. Don't wait. Chronic constipation can cause other problems including appendix infection, etc. Get to a clinic or doctor now. ...Read more

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Contstipated for a week. Had surgery and still have not passed BM. Did an enema today and nothing has happenned. What should I do?

Constipation: There are several options. You can take stool softeners or laxatives by mouth such as metamucil, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Other options include milk of magnesia, magnesium citrate ...Read more

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Can I use enemas against constipation for longterm?

Can I use enemas against constipation for longterm?

Get checked: See gastroenterologist to he diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation(two years)?

Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation(two years)?

Fleet: Plain or mineral oil is ok. However, you need to be examined to determine the cause of your recent constipation, with a colonoscopy if you haven't had one in the past few years. Also try eating a high fiber diet and drinking more fluids and less caffeine and alcohol both of which contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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I completely emptied myself out last tuesday, but now i'm constipated again and i'm afraid to use an enema or to go by myself.

Constipation.: Sounds like you may need something to help keep you regular. Regular adequate fluid intake is key in your age group for preventing constipation. Secondarily, daily stool softeners may help. Consider dioctyl sodium succinate or a similar med from your pharmacy - talk to the pharmacist or to your doc. ...Read more

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Is it OK, as an exception or say once a month, to take three small 5oz enemas in a morning for thorough cleansing, nothing to do with constipation.

Fiber not Enema: Careful, stretching your colon/rectum can over stretch it and cause adjustment and damage in the nerve receptors that control the peristalsis and sensation of going to the BR. Some people end up chronically constipated, always needing an enema. It is best to eat much fiber, so it naturally moves quickly. If a "toxin" was not absorbed over "miles" of small intestine villus, it will not be absorbed ...Read more

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I have been constipated for about 2 years and I am considering an enema. I would like to know the repercussions of an enema and i'm only doing it once?

Constipation: A low gentle enema should not harm you if you have the urge to have a bm but can't. Inserting a glycerin rectal suppository provides lubrication. If you have no urge to move your bowels, you may need advice regarding diet, liquids, fiber intake and the taking of stool softeners or a gentle stimulant like senokot (senna). It would be best to consult a gastroenterologist for advice and treatment. ...Read more

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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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What should I do after constipation relief from enema?

Diet: Diet modification is iin order. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables, reduce milk and milk products and increase amount of hi fiber cereals and nuts. ...Read more

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Wat enemas can b used in a 7month old with constipation?

None: Enemas should not be used in 7 month old babies. Glycerine suppository can be easily used and be helpful in relieving constipation in an infant. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best enema recipe for constipation?

Fleets enema: Fleets enemas are gentle and do give a good result. However, when starting to treat constipation oral agents to start are better than enemas. ...Read more

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Constipation problem would it be good to use saline enema on myself?

Constipation problem  would it be good to use saline enema on myself?

Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; ;assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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