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Severe constipation. Does an enema hurt?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not occassionally
But harsh laxatives like exlax , dulcolax, magnesium citrate, correctol can cause severe problems.
Stay on a liquid diet, take mineral oil and/or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) until blockage is resolved.

In brief: Not occassionally
But harsh laxatives like exlax , dulcolax, magnesium citrate, correctol can cause severe problems.
Stay on a liquid diet, take mineral oil and/or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) until blockage is resolved.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
To most people it is unpleasant.

In brief: Yes
To most people it is unpleasant.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Mary David
But a Fleets enema is usually safe.
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