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Is it safe to use of enemas to treat constipation?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Occasionally. Regular use is not recommended.
Fleet or sodium phosphate enemas should not be used in patients with kidney disease b.

In brief: Yes
Occasionally. Regular use is not recommended.
Fleet or sodium phosphate enemas should not be used in patients with kidney disease b.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Fleet enemas are not recommended during pregnancy. You should talk to your obstetrician before using any medications while pregnant
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Fleet enemas are not recommended during pregnancy. You should talk to your obstetrician before using any medications while pregnant
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Occassional
Use of an enema is ok if you feel like you have stool in your rectum. But more importantly if this is a frequent problem, you need a complete evaluation by a GI doctor or colo rectal surgeon to determine the reason for your chronic constipation.

In brief: Occassional
Use of an enema is ok if you feel like you have stool in your rectum. But more importantly if this is a frequent problem, you need a complete evaluation by a GI doctor or colo rectal surgeon to determine the reason for your chronic constipation.
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