Colon cleansing enema problems

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Avatar m tn I think it depends on the type of enema. Using enemas frequently for constipation can cause your rectum to "forget" how to have a bowel movement naturally. Using enemas for "colon cleansing", I believe is not good, because your colon doesn't need any cleansing, it does this itself.
Avatar f tn Hello I am a person who has suffered for at least 3 - 4 years with diverticulitis with on set of problems relating to my being extremely bloating, constipated you name it, and the PAIN unbearable at times. Yet I have tried everything Fiber in my diet, changing my eating habits, eating smaller amounts so I wouldn't feel as bloated or constipated. What can be done? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
425312 tn?1279966179 In my opinion, the whole colon cleansing thing is a scam. Around 5 years ago I had a colonoscopy done. They put you through a three-day fasting/fluid drinking thing before that. But no enemas or other fluid induction. As they were doing the procedure (it is no big deal by the way), I could see my colon on the TV screen. It was as fresh and clean as a . . . well . . . baby's bottom. So I don't take this stuff about stuff accumulating in your colon seriously anymore.
Avatar n tn If colon cleansing was beneficial, why wouldn’t our doctors order them?
Avatar m tn just a question, I was at GNC today and saw a product for colon or gastro cleansing. Has anyone used these, does it work and is it healty?
787203 tn?1239720933 This is something that you need medical help for right away. I would not do any other enemas or any kind of colon cleansing until you see a doctor. They might be doing more harm than good. At 5'9" and 105 lbs you cannot afford to lose any more weight. Everyone has different bowel habits and what is normal for one is not normal for the other. If you are not eating very much then you cannot expect to have a bowel movement everyday.
Avatar m tn 600 ml is quite a bit to be doing an enema with, especially if this is one of the first times you have done an enema. Why did you do the enema in the first place?
Avatar f tn Doctor wil probably give you written instructions about how to prepare (1-2 days of special colon cleansing diet..). Before colonoscopy you will probably get an injection of a sedative into your arm vein that will make you drowsy. You will be lying on the examining table, doctor will insert colonoscope (about 1 cm thick flexible viewing tube with a camera and a light on the end) through your anus and proceed it to the end of the small intestine.
Avatar n tn Hi Pasq, You've asked a more difficult question then you might imagine. I assume by "colon cleanser" you mean enema .... or do you mean laxative? The issue with suggesting enemas is they are not for everyone. If you are a candidate then other things need to be considered, like do you retain water, do you have a cardiac problem or any other medical conditions that might determine the best one for you?
Avatar f tn I just had my first colonscopy & requested anesthesia when they asked me if I wanted it. But I still woke up in the middle of it screaming. I was too groggy to understand what they wanted but could tell something was wrong before I eventually blacked out again. After it was all over, I asked what happened, but all they told me was that the doctor couldn't complete.
Avatar m tn Your doc got further on you. When I recently asked about barium enema, he said it was too thick for my colon and might not work. So he suggested gastrografin instead. You might want to do some reading or ask the doc if it might be safer. You may have to drive farther to find a center that does it.
Avatar f tn I thought I was having a bad painful dream when in reality I must have woken up at one point as the Dr was trying to maneuver the scope through the twisted part of my colon. I was given the option of the enema(which I had years ago)or another colonoscopy with deeper sedation. I chose the colonoscopy. I was given "Propo...something", can't remember exact name. I never felt a thing and woke to hear the nurse say they got all the way through.
Avatar m tn usually this type eye problems are related with colon So you do colon cleancing by a naturopathy or try using a enema kit
Avatar f tn Hi. I have been following the forum for 'white tissuey stool and blood in stool'; it's about 4 pages long. Nobody has an answers yet. Don't feel alone. I took another stool sample in for tissue but none have showed any problems - for the past year. You will see some have taken pictures, some have been told to see a phsychiatrist, etc. Only advice I can give you is to go to the health store and start cleansing: para first, colon second, lymph or whatever else after.
Avatar n tn It sounds as though the doc wants to perform a barium enema which is basically a special x-ray of the large intestine (colon and rectum) to look for structural featues and look for any changes/abnormalities. Before x-rays are taken, a liquid called barium sulfate is placed into the rectal area. This provides a 'contrast agent' that can highlight specific areas inside the body for a clear image.
Avatar f tn he was given enema and also flatus tube was inserted . He had melena whenever enema was given - was this an indicator of something which was badly going wrong in his stomach ? His distension has not gone down and also had hypokalemia and subsequently developed renal failure. He was also having temperature of 102 degrees ever since he had distension. Drowsiness has increased in 2 days and later he was shifted to CCU for having tachycardia ?? He was said to have infection called sepsis.
Avatar n tn If I just had the simoidoscopy a year ago could it be colon cancer that is causing alot of pain in my lower side? Are these tests good for finding colon cancer in the sigmoid and descending colon? The reason I havnt had a colonoscopy is because I cannot have sedatives. Is there a chance that colon cancer comes that quickly after the Flex-sig? I am really scared. I thought I saw blood in the toilet. I am so afraid. Is colon cancer diagnosed alot around my age?
Avatar m tn I have made many comments about the same issue. I noticed the mucous during cleansing. At first dark, but now tissuey after doing a lot of cleansing and colinics. I hope you can find some of the posts made on similar questions. Under the ribcage is generally gallbladder blockage to the bile duct and liver toxins - I've been going through this for 5 years - took a long time to figure out the problem.
Avatar n tn barium enema is like an x-ray inside ur colon. it is unpleasant procedure where they pump enema into your colon and then take pictures. takes about 10 minutes but often it hurts. however it pays off because that is where ur problem could be. Barium swallow is also an x-ray but not abdominal. It is also called upper gi series and when u swallow the barium they check for ur esophagus, stomach and small intestines. do some googling under barium swallow or upper GI series and barium enema.
Avatar f tn I have a few autoimmune diseases. My colon is twisted. After I had my hysterectomy, I became severely constipated. Flubs out my colon n intestines a twisted. Making it hard to do a colonoscopy. I've had pain on my right side (where colon is) for YEARS. Before my hysterectomy. That's part of the reason they gave me the hysterectomy. That didn't help obviously. U can feel the stool in my stomach. I can go 4 to 5 weeks without a bowel movement.
Avatar f tn and move backwards into the small intestine (reflux into the terminal ileal loops). You have a slightly longer length of colon that is found at the top of the ascending colon (hepatic flexure). Overall it's saying that they found 'nothing wrong.