Enema suggestions..

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star13
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   Posted 11/2/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been extremely constipated for a while now and I have been taking tons and tons of miralax which is providing some relief but not enough.

I was wondering if I should take an enema, and if so what kind and what are the side effects?

I am pretty scared to use one but right now I am pretty desperate.

Thank you.

shawn12
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   Posted 11/2/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Star you need to go to a doctor, its important and you shouldn't put it off, no excuses. The school might be able to help or a free clinic. It is dangerous and you might have an obstrution or problem and they can become life threatening.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


honestwoman50
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   Posted 11/4/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had to do enema's for the past 4 years.  But not more....been on Beta Gest and I feel great and have a normal BM every day.....OMG,  its a great thing not to have to do them...I think everyone should try this as I have used everything under the sun with no luck....give it a shot....good luck to you.  Leslie turn nono confused
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shawn12
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   Posted 11/4/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
honestwomen, she needs to see a doctor at this point is very important.
 
Honestwomen, have you ever been diagnose with lactose intolerence, because that is mainly what Beta-gest is for?
 
 
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


honestwoman50
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   Posted 11/4/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have been lactose intolerence since birth and nothing ever helped me, not lactaid, dairy ease or anything.  Only thing I know for sure is that the GNLD guy told us it would help our IBS and it has so far..
 
 

Patients with the irritable bowel syndrome were studied with regard to the effects of beta-adrenoceptor agonists on rectosigmoid motility. Pressure was recorded with a continuously inflated balloon in the upper rectum and recorded from a pressure catheter in the sigmoid colon. On different days the beta-2 agonist terbutaline, the beta-1 agonist prenalterol, and placebo, respectively, were administered intravenously after a control period. During each examination contractile activity was quantified for three consecutive periods of 25 min. Terbutaline in a total dose of 0.50 mg decreased sigmoid motility index significantly from 3.0 ± 0.6 (SEM) to 1.1 ± 0.3 kPa times; min (p < 0.01). After VIEW IMAGE5 mg prenalterol no significant changes of motility index were observed. After placebo an increase, although not significant, in contractile activity was seen compared with the initial control period. Rectal motility indices were low and not changed by the beta agonists. The serum concentrations of the drugs were within the therapeutic limits used in clinical practice and caused a dose-dependent increase of both systolic blood pressure and heart rate. It is concluded that beta-2 adrenoceptor stimulation significantly decreases sigmoid motility whereas the motility index seems to be unaffected by beta-1 adrenergic stimulation.


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Marsky
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   Posted 11/4/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, all this speculation with members on health forums is somewhat helpful, but it's best to see a doctor.

I did a lot of speculation 10+ years ago too and look where it got me - I ignored serious concerns and allowed my malignant tumor to grow to the point where I needed major surgery. I will always regret not seeing my already established Gastro doctor, within a week of bleeding.

See a doctor star13. If for nothing else but to put a lot of your fears at rest.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


honestwoman50
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   Posted 11/4/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had all the test that the doc's can do here and now I am heading to a teaching hospital in Portland Oregon to OSHU, on the 17th of this month.  But for some reason I am feeling much better...
Leslie King


shawn12
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
This
 
"It is concluded that beta-2 adrenoceptor stimulation significantly decreases sigmoid motility"
 
would be bad for constipation.
 
I am close to OHSU and they have a good IBS program.
 
Stargirl, needs to see a doctor right away and be checked out.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


honestwoman50
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Well for me and others that is just not true, but yes she should always see a doc.  So you live in Oregon?  They are having a bunch on inturnes see me then the specialist...cant wait.
Leslie King


star13
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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I did an enema and feel loads better. If I am unable to have a bowel movement on my own in the next few days then I will for sure go see a doctor.

Thank you all for the help.

honestwoman50
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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Not a problem, good luck to you...Leslie
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shawn12
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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Honestwomen, what is not true?

I do live in Oregon yes and hopefully the speciaists at OHSU can help. I know other very good expert doctors in Portland as well.

Star an enema may provides some temporary relief, but is not telling you what the problem is an is only cleaning the lower bowel some.

Go to a doctor, don't wait. Make an appointment.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


shawn12
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   Posted 11/13/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Star how are you doing? Been to a doctor?
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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