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How often should I use an enema for constipation? Are the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) ok twice a week?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

See your doctor. You may gain sufficient benefit from increased fiber and fluid in your diet so that enemas won't be needed.
However, a complete history and physical is crucial to exclude other causes of constipation such as hypothyroidism or anatomic problems. Enemas do have potential complications: I have cared for patients with rectal perforation after enemas.

In brief: See your doctor

See your doctor. You may gain sufficient benefit from increased fiber and fluid in your diet so that enemas won't be needed.
However, a complete history and physical is crucial to exclude other causes of constipation such as hypothyroidism or anatomic problems. Enemas do have potential complications: I have cared for patients with rectal perforation after enemas.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ok

To use twice a week as long as you don't have any kidney problems, heart issues or electrolyte problems like low or high potassium levels etc.
Do no use for more than one week.Follow instructions in package insert.Discuss with your doctor other safer , easier options like tablets , pills etc.

In brief: Ok

To use twice a week as long as you don't have any kidney problems, heart issues or electrolyte problems like low or high potassium levels etc.
Do no use for more than one week.Follow instructions in package insert.Discuss with your doctor other safer , easier options like tablets , pills etc.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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