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What can be used as enemas, and when would a doctor prefer an enema over the usual laxatives?
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In brief: Almost any liquid
In fact, you can fed fed via enemas; this was common before we invented IV nutrition (parenteral nutrition).
Enemas are very useful when the constipation is so bad it is making you vomit; laxatives just don't reach the colon when it's that bad.

In brief: Almost any liquid
In fact, you can fed fed via enemas; this was common before we invented IV nutrition (parenteral nutrition).
Enemas are very useful when the constipation is so bad it is making you vomit; laxatives just don't reach the colon when it's that bad.
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