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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 9 3
Allergies 1 6
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 6
Bipolar Disorder 1 6
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 6
Chronic constipation 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Enemas

Side effect Patients
Bipolar manic episodes 1
Rectal pain 1
Somnolence 1
Thirst 1
Trembling 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Enemas

Dosage Patients
1 other m,w,f 1
1 daily 1
1other as needed 1
2liter as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Enemas

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Enemas

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Enemas

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 7
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2 patient evaluations for Enemas

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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

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Apr 29, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: constipation
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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