What is Enemas?

Category: Procedures

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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 10 4
Chronic constipation 3 4
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 6
Bipolar disorder 1 6
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 6

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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 5
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Enemas

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Bipolar manic episodes 1
Bowel urgency 1
Diarrhea 1
Fever/chills 1
Raised body temperature 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Enemas

Dosage Patients
1 other m,w,f 1
1 daily 1
2liter as needed 1
weekly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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2 patient evaluations for Enemas

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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