I cannot imagine it is good to flush out your rectum with water, multiple times a day. I understand why you do this, to avoid repeat bathroom visits.
Why is it bad?
1.) It could flush out good bacteria.
2.) Flushing with water does not solve the problem at all: does not treat the rectal-inflammation.
What I would do instead:
I would ask about
using a nightly mesalamine, an anti-inflammatory, retention-enema (get a prescript
ion for a Rowasa/pentasa/salofalk retention enema). The enema heals the inflammation and you retain that enema for 7-hours. Advantage: it treats rather than flushes.
Your problem is known by the medical jargon "tenesmus", which is caused by inflammation of the rectum. It makes us frequently feel like we have to poop, and nothing or only small amounts of stool or mucus are passed each time. Tenesmus is very annoying and one of the very worst symptoms of UC.
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John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaThere are two certainties in life: paying taxes and prednisone side effects...
Post Edited (iPoop) : 5/7/2018 2:31:50 PM (GMT-6)