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Where can I get an enema done?

Where can I get an enema done?

Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water). ...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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Does it hurt to get an air contrast enema done?

It is uncomfortable: Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. I think younger patients fare better.
There is much turning and rolling during the procedure to coat the mucosa.
The colon has to be distended with air to image the colon lining.
This is uncomfortable and varies for each patient. This does not last long. Being well prepped (bowel cleansing) and relaxed for the exam helps. ...Read more

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Are enemas safe? How often can they be done?

Are enemas safe? How often can they be done?

Enemas are safe: If given properly. If you are using them to relieve constipation, you need to see a doctor and determine the cause before you use them too frequently. It is probably not a good idea to use it more often than a couple times a week over two or three months. ...Read more

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Get barely anything out. Do you think at this point I should consider using an enema?

Depends: Have you tried any stool softeners by mouth? Feel free to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/faizshakir ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow I am required to do an enema. I can't get myself to do it?

Its necessary: The enema or liquid solution GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) is necessary for proper colon prep. Whithout this it would be difficult for the endoscopist to look into your colon. Check with the procedure center if have not been able to do so, as they may re-schedule. ...Read more

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I usually have to do an enema weekly bc it's hard for me to get a BM. Are enemas bad for your body? Any effects to the body in the long run??

You should have a: BM daily. Increace your daily fiber intake & stay well hydrated. Weekly enemas are not a good solution. Talk to ur doc or a Gastroenterologist for more guidance. ...Read more

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I always get squeamish about suppositories and enemas. How can I relax myself to do so?

I always get squeamish about suppositories and enemas. How can I relax myself to do so?

Relax...: Try taking some deep breaths. Remember that area of the body will open to even the slightest stroke so your body will do 90% of the work if you don't tense up. Easier said than done, right?
So try a warm bath or shower, deep breaths, ipod (music) and good thoughts prior to these procedures. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have not had any bm for 6 days and have done 3 fleets enema and taken mag citrate with no relief?

See your: Doctor, get an exam and probably an abdominal xray or ctscan to determine if there is a reason for your "blockage". ...Read more

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Can one get injured during a barium enema test?

Can one get injured during a barium enema test?

Yes, rarely: Rare cases of rectal perforation with the enema tip are known to occur. If there is a weakness of the colon wall from a prior surgical repair there may be leakage of the barium outside of the colon. If we know of such risks we will often start the procedure with water soluble contrast which is less trublesome for leakage but less adequate for imaging. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has had problems with her bowels for years. Recently had get an enema. Her dr hasn't testd her for anything. Could it b chrohns?

My 6 year old daughter has had problems with her bowels for years. Recently had get an enema. Her dr hasn't testd her for anything. Could it b chrohns?

Stool retention: I would have her evaluated by a developmental pediatrician. My evaluation of such cases includes a general & dietary history, time of onset, previous treatments & successes. An exam that focuses on the abdomen & rectum, abdominal x-ray & occasionally a contrast enema.Most kids who reach this level of dysfunction need a bowel rehab plan that requires 6m of effort & lots of tears & frustration. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get colon cancer from an enema?

NO: This should not cause colon cancer unless you are putting some very toxic substance in the enema bag. ...Read more

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Can you get an air embolism from an enema. Accidently squeezed and blew air.

Can you get an air embolism from an enema. Accidently squeezed and blew air.

I wouldn't worry: Remember gastroenterologists complete colonoscopies everday and during this procedure this requires insufflation (pumping the colon up with air!). Air embolism is exceptionally rare. And remember this procedure is completed under much more pressure than an enema would create. So in the end, I wouldn't worry to much. Hope this helps. ...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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When you get a barium enema, how long or round is piece that is inserted into rectum? I am nervous about the whole procedure!

When you get a barium enema, how long or round is piece that is inserted into rectum? I am nervous about the whole procedure!

Not Big: I've been the inserter and the insertee. The tip is about as thick as an index finger with a mild area of widening about an inch from the end of the tip. A small balloon may be inflated after the tip is inserted (with lots of lubricant). The balloon helps you keep the enema from leaking out. Only a few inches of the tip will get inserted. Try not to get too worked up. The prep is a bigger deal. ...Read more

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I taken magnesium citrate I've done a suppository I've done a enema and I still haven't used the bathroom in 8days what do I do?

I taken magnesium citrate I've done a suppository I've done a enema and I still haven't used the bathroom in 8days what do I do?

What's the cause?: 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, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Time to call your doctor for help. ...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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My body holds stool, so about once a week (or 2) I give myself an enema after a movement. The problem is that it takes several hours for it to be done?

My body holds stool, so about once a week (or 2) I give myself an enema after a movement. The problem is that it takes several hours for it to be done?

Seek help: Encopresis/chronic constipation may indicate an underlying colonic problem that needs evaluation and may be treatable with dietary changes, increased fiber and fluids, stool softeners, scheduling evacuation times, etc.. ...Read more

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Can I use one enema after having a colposcopy and biopsy done on my cervix?

Can I use one enema after having a colposcopy and biopsy done on my cervix?

Sure: The rectum is not related to the cervix so if an enema is needed then a cervical procedure is not a reason to avoid it. ...Read more

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Can a home done enema cause severe lower abdominal and back cramping after its performed?

Can a home done enema cause severe lower abdominal and back cramping after its performed?

In general: enema should not be given for abdominal pain with out physician evaluation first, may aggravate the existent disease. NOW YOU HAVE TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR GO TO ER TO MAKE SURE YOU DID NOT HAVE PERFORATION. ...Read more

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Been constipated over 2 weeks. Urgent care 3 times. Tried mag citrate. ER said enema would work. I've done 3. It didn't work. Now what do I do???

Been constipated over 2 weeks. Urgent care 3 times. Tried mag citrate. ER said enema would work. I've done 3. It didn't work. Now what do I do???

Many Treatments: There are many treatments for constipation over the counter. Miralax helps by retaining water in your colon, whereas both dulcolax and senna act by stimulating your bowel to contract (which moves your feces along). If you're having severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, you need to be evaluated again by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I struggle with having bowel movements. I usually have to do an enema weekly to get relief. What could cause that& ways 2 help get normal bm?

Been evaluated yet?: 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? Do we know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for. Don't get frustrated, but see a GI specialist for the correct treatment. ...Read more

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6days constipated have taken ducolax Phillips caplets and enemas. All it's done is make my stomach hurt. I don't know what to do. Help please?

6days constipated have taken ducolax Phillips caplets and enemas. All it's done is make my stomach hurt. I don't know what to do. Help please?

You need evaluation: Constipation is very common, related to bad eating habits and sedentary life style. Recommend high fiber diet, plenty of water, and exercise program. Because you had 6 days of constipation and no results after enema and dulcolax, you should go to your family doctor or walk in clinic ASAP. ...Read more