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What is in a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) that makes it work so well?

What is in a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) that makes it work so well?

Buffered phosphate: Fleets contains a buffered phosphate solution. This causes a mild stimulation of the rectal reflex. The response is also to to stimulating the stretch fibers in the rectal which causes a relex contraction of the muscular wall. ...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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How quickly does fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) take to work?

How quickly does fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) take to work?

Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Tried fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to release blocked stool. Didnt work, just released the solution.. How doni get rid of the blockage? Ive tried everything!

Fecal Impaction: If you have tried everything and nothing seems to help you are better off visiting your physician you might need manual disimpaction. Also your doctor could prescribe a medication called lactulose. ...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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What is using a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) like?

What is using a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) like?

Holding in a large: Bollus of fluid in the rectum can be uncomfortable. However, if you have been consitpated then getting rid of excess stool will likely be a big relief. ...Read more

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How to give yourself a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Follow instructions: Follow the instructions. Also lots of info online. I searched google and found many references here is one. http://www.livestrong.com/article/201923-how-to-use-fleet-enemas-prior-to-a-prostate-biopsy/. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) last?

Not long: The effects of the Fleet's enema would be measured in hours. Certainly It will wear off by the next day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sodium Bisphosphate (Definition)

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Fleet Enema (Definition)

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