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Is it okay to use warm water instead of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Is it okay to use warm water instead of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Enema: Tap water enemas are fine. However, if you are having problems with constipation at age 53, you should see your physician for further workup. ...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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Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

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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How often can I give my baby warm water enemas?

How often can I give my baby warm water enemas?

Water intoxication?: Why would you want to give your baby enemas? If he is constipated he may need an adjustment in his diet. That said, does he drink a lot of milk or eat dairy products? Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. He may want to send you to a dietician. There are also other ways to treat constipation.Again, see your doctor. With enemy's you run risk of water intoxication and electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Can I use warm water with salt as a natural enema solution?

Yes: Since you are looking to pull water from the blood stream to enter in the colon during an enema, this would be an ok solution to use. ...Read more

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How should fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) feel?

How should fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) feel?

There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate. ...Read more

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Sodium Bisphosphate (Definition)

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Fleet Enema (Definition)

Fleet enema is a laxative which is a ...Read more