So I just took a fleet enema for the first time because I was very constipated. I held it in and it almost immediately caused me to have bowel movement. I figured that because of this I let go of the enema too soon so I injected a few more times but after nothing really came out except for the enema itself.
I am experiencing rectal stinging/ discomfort after taking it almost an hour ago. When will the pain subside? Did I take this medication incorrectly? How am I supposed to use it?
Ideally you give the full enema, then hold it for as long as you can. It works by pulling fluid into the stool, so retaining it gets a better result.The best position is laying on your left side to do it. I find they work better if you take a laxative the night before. The stinging is because of the electrolytes in the enema fluid. Try rinsing with warm water for a few minutes.
Hope this helps someone- today when I tried to go i was suddenly in excrutiating pain- cramps, nausea, intestine soreness and so on for several hours, and i was unable to pass anything at all, i had to leave work sick and couldnt even drive to the pharmacy, but i eventually got a kroger brand ready to use saline laxative from walgreens, and it was instant relief. I used the knees to chest position facing down and used about 2/3 the bottle an after a few seconds moved back to the toilet and was able to pass. I instantly felt better and it was only around $3. I find that staying hydrated greatly reduces constipation and trying to pass daily even if you dont think u have to, dont put it off like me.
The saline enemas are really no more than a liquid suppository. I suffered from chronic constipation fm abt ages 10 to 16. At first, glycerine or soapstick suppositories did the trick but they lost effectiveness at abt age 12. We began to use enemas then. Being a stubborn kid, by the time I said anything, It took several large enemas to clean me out. We finally figured if I was given 2 1 qt enemas, 1 w soap, one not. Nearly every Sat. That I had few probs. Except having to have the occaisional warm olive oil enema when packed, Had to have that done to me for abt 2 yrs, then I guess I kinda grew out of it, till now at age 50, I came down w MS, and now more bowel trouble. Just yesterday, the clinic gave me a Fleet and a Liter soap sud enema, and I still am not clear. Might have to co back.
just a note to you, do not use thee fleets enemas unless you really have too, go on line and buy yer self a reg old fashion enema type of unit, lots of places on the net were you can get them, and just use about 2 qts of plain tap water for yer enema, the fleets enemas you are using have 3 dif types of chemicals in them, yes its ok for maby a few times a yr and they really do not get all that bad stuff out of you, you do need the 2 qt warm water enemas with a bulb or a bag to get it done the right way...
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