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Dr. Nour Baltagi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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)?

Dr. Nour Baltagi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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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)?

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

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Michael Kelber
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Do they still give enemas to women in labor?

Dr. Michael Kelber
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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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!

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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!

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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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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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 ?

Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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 ?

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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Should a woman use lipton tea as enema?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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

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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Dr. Daniel Motola
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
8 years in practice
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25 yr old female. Constipation no bowel movement 4 days. Used a mineral oil enema, no movement except for very small hard and bloody mucus clear?

Dr. Daniel Motola
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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25 yr old female. Constipation no bowel movement 4 days. Used a mineral oil enema, no movement except for very small hard  and bloody mucus clear?

Try something from: Above above and below to "stimulate". 1) You can try oral dulcolax 5-10mg and rectal dulcolax suppository 2) or oral miralax 17 gm daily with one time fleets Enema. Hold it in rectum for 5-10 minutes. Long term I would recommend daily miralax and see your primary care doctor to consider if you need referral to Gi ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is taking an enema safe? How long should you wait before taking it again?

Dr. Richard Zimon
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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
18 years in practice
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Should people buy and use enemas while traveling in other countries?

Dr. Stephen Scholand
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Staying hydrated: while traveling could mean u can forget about those enemas entirely. It's quite common to become dehydrated and therefore at risk for being constipated while traveling. Try to drink alot of water, eat fruits/veggies with fiber, & try to move around to keep the body as regular as possible. Enemas are really the last resort of constipation treatment and hope u can find an easier way to deal with it. ...Read more

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