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Can I use enemas against constipation for longterm?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Get checked

See gastroenterologist to he diagnosis and treatment plan.

In brief: Get checked

See gastroenterologist to he diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Not a good idea.

Temporarily, they are fine, but who wants to spend the rest of their lives taking daily enemas if they are not necessary.
Get a proper evaluation to define the underlying cause of the constipation and treat the cause rather than committing yourself to the enema regimen.

In brief: Not a good idea.

Temporarily, they are fine, but who wants to spend the rest of their lives taking daily enemas if they are not necessary.
Get a proper evaluation to define the underlying cause of the constipation and treat the cause rather than committing yourself to the enema regimen.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Enemas used longterm reduce the body's natural urge to evacuate and you can become dependent on them. If you have n't discussed this with your physician, you need to.
Also consider craniosacral therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic care, and chinese medicine as each offers additional insight into why you might be constipated. Also some foods can be constipating.

In brief: No

Enemas used longterm reduce the body's natural urge to evacuate and you can become dependent on them. If you have n't discussed this with your physician, you need to.
Also consider craniosacral therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic care, and chinese medicine as each offers additional insight into why you might be constipated. Also some foods can be constipating.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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