What is Enemas?

Category: Others

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An enema is a medical procedure to introduce liquid into the rectum in order to move impacted stools or treat constipation.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Enemas"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Enemas

Bipolar manic episodes 1
Rectal pain 1
Somnolence 1
Stomach upset 1
Thirst 1
Trembling 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Enemas)
Dosage Patients
1other as needed 3
as needed 2
1 mg daily 2
1mcg as needed 1
4 as needed 1
2liter as needed 1
1 other m,w,f 1
1 daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Using Enemas (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped using Enemas

Duration

Currently Using Enemas
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 2
Stopped Using Enemas
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
3 60%
Usually
1 20%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
1 20%
Burden
Very
1 20%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
1 20%
Not at all
3 60%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
1 50%
< $25
1 50%
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2 patient evaluations for Enemas

Izzibath
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Izzibath
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Izzibath's full Enemas history

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: constipation
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Bobby B
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Bobby B
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See Bobby B's full Enemas history

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Sep 14, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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