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When Do You Give A Child An Enema
ENEMA: In the old days, enema is frequently used to relieved constipation. In our modern days it is use only when diet and medications have failed to relieved constipation. We call it fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). However, they still use it a lot in hospitals to prepare patient for certain procedures. In xray, they use barium enema. ...Read more
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
Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more
Enema: Sometimes an enema will work right away, sometimes it takes an hour or two. Depending on the age of the child you may want to use something by mouth instead. If the child holds his poop and you put something in his bottom he may feel punished and continue to hold in the future. Clean out, followed by daily stool softener, and consistent toileting time is often a better option. ...Read more
It's not.: It is used to diagnose GI tract birth defects; it is used to treat an acquired condition called intususception, in which small bowel "telescopes" and becomes jammed in large bowel. Barium under pressure pushes it back out while at the same time showing "before" and "after" pictures -- confirming both diagnosis and cure. ...Read more
There are over the counter enemas sold at your local pharmacy. A commonly used enema is called a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). I would not use it more than once a week. If constipation is your problem then slowly increase the fiber in your diet and try a stool softener like colace every night. Also drink plenty of water.
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Enema: On your back or side are equally good ...Read more
Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate): Adult fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate).Get a more detailed answer ›
Enemas: Using the enema bag specifically designed for such? The answer is yes but. Generally the otc fleets or saline enemas are more than sufficient. Anything more you should generally have some assistance, do such carefully, stop if you have pain. I would ask you to consult with your physician as to why you are so constipated. Try increasing fiber and adding miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stay hydrated! ...Read more
I have impacted faecal for nearly 25 days dr. Giving enemas but not. Workn askd manual disimpc but he says its nearly 20 CM inside (hirchsprung)?
Constipation: Impacted stools for long time could lead to severe dilatation of the colon and sometimes intestinal perforation and life threatening acute abdominal infections. Have yourself checked by a gastroenterologist to figure out your real issues. ...Read more
I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! I tend to expell them into an adult diaper! Is this safe?
The only medical risk I can think of with frequent enemas is getting trauma to the lining of the rectum and then getting an infection from the irritated skin. I worry about water overload as well with such frequent introduction of water with the enema.
As a physician I am concerned enough that maybe you should respond with the reason you are doing this so often... ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the level of control the patient's CHF is in. ...Read more
The presence of fecal material inside the rectum will not just interfere sound transmission so to impair the imaging quality of the prostate. But also make the rectum be more bacteria-rich environment so to increase chance of infecting the prostate.
So, an enema accomplishes these two goals; our body can defend and life can live on without a hitch. ...Read more
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
I have to give myself an enema but do not have any vasaline or lube. Can I use mineral oil as a substitute?
Why does the surgeon want me to give myself an enema the night before and the morning of my prostatectomy surgery?
Empty bowel: So you are not constipated and straining post operatively. ...Read more
How do I give myself an enema if I have internal hemorrhoids? Is that safe orshould I do something else? I tried usingit, but it wouldn't fit in. Thanku
Not safe...: If you cannot comfortably fit the tubing into the rectum, do not force it--especially in the setting of known internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are dilated blood vessels caused by increased pressures due to rectal straining--it may not be a good idea to give yourself enemas in this setting as the straining caused by rapid discharge of fluids may cause worsening of your hemorrhoids. ...Read more
To a female doctor: my bf has to have a colonoscopy and was told to have a 2 quart enema and asked me to give it to him, what do I need and how do I give it to him
Why am I gaining weight when I don't eat much? I was told I had brawney enema, my doctor won't give me diuretics, and the store ones won't work
Edema: It can be related to your heart not being able to keep up and the fluid backs up into your legs. You should also make sure some has checked your thyroid hormone panel. HYPOTHYROIDISM can also present with edema. The weight gain is from the fluid retention. You need further diagnostic tests and cut the salt out of your diet. ...Read more
My parents insisted on giving me enema for my constipation for 4 days, I don't know what enema? Does it hurt and should I take it, please help!
Try oral laxatives: Have you tried laxatives already? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) otc should work well. Enema is unpleasant and is used as last resort. You should also talk to your local doctor on how to regulate your bowel if you are chronically constipated. Taking food rich in fibers or fibers supplement would help. ...Read more
Hello dr. I m constipated often from birth (hirchsprung)? But now got severe faecaloma doctors giving enemas but not working to break it down?
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