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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)?

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

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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Do they still give enemas to women in labor?

Do they still give enemas to women in labor?

No Enemas: Routine enemas for women in labor stopped sometime in the late 1970s. If you are constipated and going into labor, you can request an enema at the hospital. ...Read more

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Hello dr.i m constipated often from birth (hirchsprung) ? But now got severe faecaloma doctors giving enemas but not working to break it down ?

Hello dr.i m constipated often from birth (hirchsprung) ? But now got severe faecaloma doctors giving enemas but not working to break it down ?

Constipation: Having severe constipation from hisrsprung disease need to be treated very aggressive. The next step in treatment is to check with doctor or ER about manual disimpacrion. The last resort is surgery. ...Read more

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Should a woman use lipton tea as enema?

Should a woman use lipton tea as enema?

I can't think of...: ...ANY circumstance that would justify the risk of caffeine toxicity to use a tea or coffee-based enema. Please, tell me what you hope to accomplish with it?! ...Read more

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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

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

Colonoscopy: I'm sorry, but this question is too complex to be answered on this forum. There are many enema products available. Please ask your boyfriend's physician or nursing staff for specific directions. ...Read more

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I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! i tend to expell them into an adult diaper! is this safe?

I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! i tend to expell them into an adult diaper! is this safe?

Enemas: 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

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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!

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 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

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Is taking an enema safe? How long should you wait before taking it again?

Is taking an enema safe? How long should you wait before taking it again?

"Fleet": Small volume enemas (example Fleet enema) are generally very safe. If you READ THE DIRECTIONS TWICE and so it correctly you shouldn't need a second. If more than one Fleet enema is required look for other reasons for your constipation.Since some of these reasons can be serious see you Primary Care Provider Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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