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Which is better to relieve slight constipation due to eating too many vegetables, a hot water enema or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Before self-treating

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--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist.

In brief: Before self-treating

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--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Constipation

If you are only mildly constipated you might try using a glycerin suppository instead on an enema.

In brief: Constipation

If you are only mildly constipated you might try using a glycerin suppository instead on an enema.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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