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How long do the effects of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) last for?
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Briefly
Fleets enemas work by causing distension of the rectum, leading to evacuation of the contents of the rectum. If you have had a fecal impaction, you may have loose stools for a day or two.
A sensitivity to the chemicals in the fleets may cause a mild inflammation in the rectum that should resolve over a brief time. Any continued symptoms may warrant an evalustion by a doctor.

In brief: Briefly
Fleets enemas work by causing distension of the rectum, leading to evacuation of the contents of the rectum. If you have had a fecal impaction, you may have loose stools for a day or two.
A sensitivity to the chemicals in the fleets may cause a mild inflammation in the rectum that should resolve over a brief time. Any continued symptoms may warrant an evalustion by a doctor.
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Johnny Green
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Couple hours
Usually the bowel stimulant effect of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will only last a couple hours.

In brief: Couple hours
Usually the bowel stimulant effect of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will only last a couple hours.
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