2 doctors weighed in:
Will I have to take an enema before a rectal exam?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No.
Rectal exam as part of a physical exam, i.
e. Insertion of a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum, does not need an enema. Anoscopy (insertion of a short tube into the anus to view the area generally does not unless surgical work is planned. Examination with a sigmoidoscope (rigid or flexible) does need enemas.

In brief: No.
Rectal exam as part of a physical exam, i.
e. Insertion of a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum, does not need an enema. Anoscopy (insertion of a short tube into the anus to view the area generally does not unless surgical work is planned. Examination with a sigmoidoscope (rigid or flexible) does need enemas.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
384K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors