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What are the differences between a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and a regular enema?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Bottle or bag

Fleet's brand enemas come in a variety of types-phosphate, saline, oil.
They come in pre-filled bottles. Regular enema is tap water, often hung in a bag (looks like a hot water bottle with a hose and nozzle). Do not use soap suds-very irritating to lining of colon.

In brief: Bottle or bag

Fleet's brand enemas come in a variety of types-phosphate, saline, oil.
They come in pre-filled bottles. Regular enema is tap water, often hung in a bag (looks like a hot water bottle with a hose and nozzle). Do not use soap suds-very irritating to lining of colon.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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