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Doctor insights on: What Makes Fleet Enemas More Effective Than Water Or Saline

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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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Used enema I made today with only bottled water, no sodium are anything! Is that safer than store bought saline enema?

Used enema I made today with only bottled water, no sodium are anything! Is that safer than store bought saline enema?

Why using: Enemas? You should be eating enough fruits and veggies that you should not need enemas. Water enemas are not safe and can alter your electrolytes. Miralax (polyethylene glycol), store brand, is a safe laxative to use that will not harm you if taken for a long time. It works by softening and bulking the stool. Best! ...Read more

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I am having a barium enema done and they told me to use a water enema. I have saline. Is this ok to use?

I am having a barium enema done and they told me to use a water enema. I have saline. Is this ok to use?

Saline is good...: Not too many people stock saline at home, but if you have it at home, it is ok to use with your enema. Saline is basically water +salt+chloride in concentration slightly higher than your plasma (blood fluid without the red/white cells). It is probably a safer enema to use then water, but the difference is likely not significant. Good luck with your procedure. ...Read more

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How often can I use saline enemas? I have tried the increased fiber/water plus colace (docusate sodium) with no help. I am a male, 54 and no significant health issues.

How often can I use saline enemas? I have tried the increased fiber/water plus colace (docusate sodium) with no help. I am a male, 54 and no significant health issues.

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is a saline enema more effective than a normal one?

Enemas: A saline enema is just plain salt water. It is effective but does not contain a cathartic such as phospho soda. Basically, you are just flushing yourself out with liquid. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: mineral oil enema or a saline enema?

Enemas oil based/sal: Saline enemas loosen stool and stimulate bowel movement.If used frequently these can cause hypocalcemia and hyperphosptemia. It is effective in severly constipated with/ without stool retention.Mineral oil enemas are used in patients who are impacted with stools so hard and large causing obstruction, and is used as retention enema, if patient is able to retain overnite follwed by manual disimpaction. ...Read more

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I was wondering are mineral oil enema as effective at saline enemas?

I was wondering are mineral oil enema as effective at saline enemas?

Yes: Mineral oil enema is more helpful if you are constipated for few days, it eases up passing the hard stools. ...Read more

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If im constipated from my Norco 10 pain meds. Would a mineral oil enema or a saline enema be more effective?

Trial: Start with Fleets enema and if that does not work you may go to mineral oil enema. It may help to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertonic saline or distelled water to a cell, which is healthier?

Neither: Hypertonic saline will draw water out of cells. Distilled water is pulled into cells. Normal Saline is the normal fluid for cell health - does not swell or dehydrate cells. ...Read more

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Can water stay in the rectum after an enema?

Can water stay in the rectum after an enema?

Not for long: The rectum can sense solids like stool better than liquids, like diarrhea, but the water frm an enema wil either be absorbed (a very small amount) or be expelled. It won't stay very long. ...Read more

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What would a two quart 50/50 vinegar and water enema actually feel like?

What would a two quart 50/50 vinegar and water enema actually feel like?

Why the need?: I can't say I could tell you what it would feel like. Myself and many other naturopaths and mds that specialize in detox feel enemas are often unnecessary. Learn how to potentiate the capacity of your liver to detoxify (mthfr and other gene mutations limit this - you may need high doses of activated folate). Lots of fiber will help toxins exit your body without aggressive enemas. ...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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I gave myself enema, now how do I know that all the water is out?

Enema?: What to do it for? Anyway, the liquid will leave real fast. Depending on the quantity of water you put in, and how fast it comes out, you may be empty within the hour. Do not play the doctor. Ask a doctor before you do things like that. ...Read more

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The JBL bag holds alot of water but how large an enema is safe to take? Also, how often can I use enemas?

Enema: Enemas should only be used on rare occasions. If you use them regularly then your body gets to the point that you will only have a BM when you use an enema. I would recommend when you use an enema that it be no more than 8-16 oz of fluid. ...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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Is Dulcolax compatible with fleet saline enema?

Is Dulcolax compatible with fleet saline enema?

Yes: They can be used together if the dulcolax is a tablet. If it is a suppository, you should wait to see if it works before using the enema, as it would obviously wash out an unused suppository. ...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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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

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more