What is Enemas?

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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.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Enemas

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Moderate
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Mild
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None
3

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

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Dosages

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

Currently Using Enemas
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0-1 month
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1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
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3
Stopped Using Enemas
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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1
Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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Duration
1-2 years
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Duration
2 years or more
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Adherence


Always
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60%
Usually
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20%
Sometimes
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0%
Never
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20%

Burden


Very
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20%
Somewhat
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0%
A little
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20%
Not at all
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3
60%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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3
150%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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50%
Cost per month
Not specified
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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 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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