Once a day? Probabaly limited lower in rectum. As ipoop mentioned....takes much longer. I suggest you call your doc and ask for supps to use during the day.
Inflammation and friability and hardness of stool play a delicate dance. If your stool is harder, start making food choices to soften it, or add metamucil or stool softener or add more vitamin C to the mix. Drink more water.
If you have an internal hemmie, yes the enema can cause it to bleed.
You can ask if your doc can take a look....if he doesnt do that, ask if he can send you to a colorectal surgeon for proper assessment.
I just found out from my GI that he doesn't have a rigid scope for in office look-see. Issue is having someone available to clean it properly on days when the team isn't there when doing scopes. So much for that suggestion I throw out there assuming all GI's have one. Inconvenient when there would be a need and relief for a patient. Note to self.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Oxeze/Airomir (asthma); Effexor XR 75mg (depression); Rosuvastatin 10mg (cholesterol); Telemesartin 80mg (BP)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health 50 billion @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 @ 2x daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO 500mg @ 2x daily for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
~Sjogren's (secondary)...symtomatic treatment
"TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!
Post Edited (quincy) : 1/16/2019 11:29:37 AM (GMT-7)