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Old 03-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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Are Enemas painful?

Hi all!

I was just wondering if enemas are painful. Have any of you ever had one? I am having a severe bout of constipation, and my last resort is one.


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Old 03-26-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: Are Enemas painful?


They aren't painful if done correctley. Make sure you follow directions on the box. You might feel some discomfort only because you've never done it before. But it DOES help.


Old 03-26-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: Are Enemas painful?

Some of the stimulant (saline) enemas sting & are nasty if you've got hemorrhoids or a fissure. Since they can pull considerable amt of fluid into the colon by osmosis, they can also give a crampingly strong urge.

I'd try a mineral oil enema first pass. It's gentle & helps hardened stool slip out easily. Maybe a tad messier.

Go with a commercial prepared enema (like a Fleet enema from the drugstore) rather than trying to do-it-yourself at home the first time.

Best wishes.

Old 07-22-2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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Re: Are Enemas painful?

If you dont want to go the chemical way,you can go the natural way.You can buy at most any drugstore ,a rubber bag that looks kinda like a water bottle with a long tube attached.You fill it up with warm water,insert the end of the tube and slowly let the water flow thru.That is what i do when i am constipated.If your gentle inserting it,it shouldnt hurt.You can put vaseline on the tip.I do not recommend you do it frequently,just when you havent gone for a couple days.You dont want to become dependent on it.Take care.

Old 07-22-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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Re: Are Enemas painful?

I have had bouts of constipation my whole life and use enemas on a fairly regular basis usually 1 or 2 a week, I have found that regular enemas make me feel better and my normal bowel movements are more regular, when I stop my enemas my bowel movements seem to slow to about two times a week, I have bowel movements between enemas, where before when I used laxatives it would take two or three days after using them, after talking to the Dr. I decided to stop using chemicels to have a BM. So think about the best way to deal with your constipation, good luck

Old 03-03-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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Re: Are Enemas painful?

hi, no enemas are not painful at all. i have given quite a few so if you need some advice write me. take care

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