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Joylu
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   Posted 1/27/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just not able to hold the nightly enema in any longer.   I told the doc, and he told me to try taking a full suppository every night for a week, then try the enemas again.
Did that, but, still when I get the enema 1/4 in, it starts to come out.
 
I never had this problem when I first started using them.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

pb4
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it comming out because you're having a bowel movement? Or is it just comming out on it's own? Are you using the enema at your least active time of day with bowel movements?

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madabs
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   

The thing about enemas and uc is that the more you need them, the harder they are to keep in. 

I found that, for me, the best way to apply the enema is to insert the nozzle its entire length.  It sounds gross, but once the nozzle goes beyond a certain point the anus doesn't try so hard to push it back out. 

Now if I could just find a way to trick my body to keep it in past a few hours.
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Mamas Boys
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
When I had trouble holding them at the beginning, my GI told me to take 1/2 immodium about 1/2 hour before I used it.  And to only try for 1/2 the bottle at the beginning.  That really worked.  Also warming it up first in your hands and squeezing out the air helps too.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you feel the need to push it out or it just comes out on it's own? Are you having any cramping when this happens?
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Joylu
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks you all. I will try all suggestions.

To answer the question. I just start having the horrible urge to go when the liquid is about 1/4 the way in. I try stopping and deep breaths, and squeezing as hard as I can, but it usually then comes out on the towel I am laying on.
I will try again tonight with suggestions and see what happens.
Thank you again
 
Sorry. Wanted to add, I do it about 11PM right before bed.  Not a time when I usually have bowel movements.
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