... but I think hemorrhoids are what's blocking it. I've tried pushing taking a little more liquid and still nothing. My stomach and rectum are very sore please tell me what I should do at this point
Fleet Enema - I took an enema about 3 hours ago no water has been released I feel as if I have to go
Question posted by nothingishelping on 5 Dec 2015
Last updated on 8 September 2022 by scochran
My answer to this would be that the hemorrhoids are only causing pain, not blocking. There is something else blocking you up - probably hardened stool.
I would do this (in this order):
1. Soap suds enema series - first, a 2-quart w/ soap suds, evacuate, a second 2-quart w/ soap suds, evacuate, then a 2-quart warm water rinse.
(if that does not work, as a last resort home remedy, try #2, below)
2. A milk and molasses enema. 8 oz warm water, 3/8 cup powdered milk and 4.5 oz black-strap molasses (a little more than a cup)
Put water and powdered milk into jar, shake until fully mixed. Add molasses. Shake jar again until consistent color. Pour mixture into enema bag and administer.
If 1 & 2 do not work, go to ER.
I have dealt with ' at times ' issues of constipation for which from childhood my mother gave me as needed enemas to correct . I still use this method to address my constipation . I am fortunate to have a friend who will administer a large volume two quart enema for me when there is need for the treatment . This is my constipation treatment of preference from which I derive great relief as required in a timely manner at the source of my problem . I do drink water and watch my diet as to fiber intake but as per above ……… ' there are times ' .
wow i got lots oof fleet enemas groing up,never knew they were dangerous from the chemicals
Is it a plain water only enema? If so, it's not very effective so it's normal that it's not working properly. A little bit of soap in the water or warm milk and molasses enema are better but fleet enema that you buy at the pharmacy are the best.
Also, I will never use an only water enema especially 1 liter or more of water at the same time, it's too much. Hemorrhoids can't block anus to the point where the water can't get out! They can cause pain, they can bleed if the are internal but they will not give constipation. (I had a surgery to remove a lot of internal grade 4 hemorrhoids) so I know what I'm talking about.
Are your stools are very hard usually or they are soft? If your stools are very hard and dry then it's normal then an enema don't work well, it's better to use an osmotic laxative (lactulose, Miralax) who increase the water content in the stools and make them very soft and then you use the fleet enema, it will work much better.
Also, glycerin suppositories work well, you can insert 1-2 or even 3 at the same time if the fleet enema don't work alone. I don't recommend biscodyl supoositories or senna, they are stimulant laxatives and give a lot of pain, also they can't be use daily.
Personally, I use Lactulose 45 ml x 2 a day and glycerin suppositories for my chronic constipation. I can't pass stools without glycerin suppositories and need the lactulose to soft the stools also because just the glycerin supoositories will not work. I use 8 glycerin suppositories at the same time with no problem... They are RX by my gastro Doctor...
Fleet enema that they sell at the pharmacy made of phosphate or home made fleet enema don't work at all on me.
Personally, I would take some large volume enemas. First one with a bit of mild soap and 1 to 2 liters of warm water. Hold as long as you can then let it out. Follow this with as many warm tapwater enemas (1 to 2 L, not more than 3). As it takes to clean you out. Better to take 2 at a time, about 15 min apart, then wait a few hrs. Although rare, it can take more than one day to do this. Its also much easier and more comfortable if you can get some qualified assistance. Your insurance may cover home health. Or your provider may have an urgent care clinic that can do this. Be sure to tell the staff in advance that you only want large volume enemas and not saline or laxatives. Good luck.
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