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Fleet Enema - What is the difference between constipation and fecal impaction?

First time fleet enema, did I do it right? Was very constipated...

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... read more

Fleet Enema - I have been constipated for 2wks now... I took stool softener for 4days but when I?

... still hadn't gone I took a stimulant laxative that was expired, it gave me cramping but didn't work at all, so I took 2 doses of miralax in 24hrs but woke up this morning and was so uncomfortable with abdominal bloating, fullness and just so uncomfortable that I decided to try an... read more

What if an enema doesn't work?

I've tried 2 enemas and they don't work, whT should I do?

Fleet enema used as prescribed and still no results?

I feel I've been constipated for two weeks I finally used an enema today and after five minutes nothing happened I still have not had a bowel movement I did follow the directions And I used three quarters of the bottle and yet still nothing what the heck so now what do I need to go to the... read more

Is a Fleet enema safe to use if it's expired but still sealed and new?

Fleet Ready to Use saline laxative 4.5 oz latex free Single dose Active ingredient: monobadic sodium Phosphate 19g Dibasic sodium Phosphate 7g Expired a few years ago Is it still safe to use?

Can you use microlax twice in a day?

What is the importance of turning toward left side during taking enema?

is there any problem if someone turn toward right during taking enema?

Constipation keeps coming back?

Since about May of this year, I have had pretty much constant constipation, in the fact that I have had 8 goLytely colon clean outs, many enema's, and one colonoscopy in late July. I am currently taking miralax everyday 2-3 times a day prescribed by my GI, as well as a constipated med called... read more

What should I do if this dose of magnesium citrate doesn't work?

The last time, I was constipated for 2 weeks and was admitted to a local hospital. They gave me a bottle of magnesium citrate followed be a fleets enema. It worked almost immediately after the enema. This time no enema. How long should it take to work. It's already been 90 minutes. It's... read more

Fleet Enema - I think I need to insert a 2nd one?

held first enema for 6 minutes. Have evacuated 80% watery liquid and 20% diarrhea 3 times in the last 20 minutes. I do NOT feel the relief I am wanting. Is it safe to take a 2nd one this evening? If so, what are the instructions?

Are my unusual bowel movements normal after the use of a fleet enema?

Hi. Male age 35 . I take stool softener every day due to my constipation caused by pain meds. I missed my softener dose 5 days in a row, causing me to get blocked up bad. This led to a bad case of thrombosed external hemorrhoids. Was prescribed the fleet saline enema. Used as directed I was able to... read more

Has anyone tried inulin or vitamin C? I use them together and they work?

I have severe constipation and was relying on enemas alternated with Dulcolax pills.

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