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What are enemas?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Fluid into colon
A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds.
Typical use is to treat constipation; can cause distension, discomfort, and stimulates bowel evacuation. Rare use to instill meds. "alternative" med use to "detoxify": unproven for this purpose; fda issued warning letters about it.

In brief: Fluid into colon
A method of introducing fluid into the rectum via anus; can be water, salt solutions, oil for retention; do not use soap suds.
Typical use is to treat constipation; can cause distension, discomfort, and stimulates bowel evacuation. Rare use to instill meds. "alternative" med use to "detoxify": unproven for this purpose; fda issued warning letters about it.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Rectal delivery
An enema is a method of delivering medicine into the colon via the rectum. Usually made up of a plastic container with a soft flexible tip.

In brief: Rectal delivery
An enema is a method of delivering medicine into the colon via the rectum. Usually made up of a plastic container with a soft flexible tip.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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