Does and Enema Hurt and Other Questions that First Time Enema Users Have
We all have a common goal of doing everything that we can to be healthy all the time. But with all the temptation and toxins around us, it becomes extremely challenging for most of us to keep the state of our wellness in check. Luckily, there are many ways to purge ourselves of toxins caused by bad eating habits and an unhealthy lifestyle.
One of the most popular detox solutions is the cleansing enema which flushes away impacted stool and wastes that have collected in the colon. It utilises water to gently clean the colon without unwanted side effects and complications.
You may be aware of the benefits of doing an enema at home, but may still have some questions left unanswered.
Here are some commonly asked questions:
Why do enemas cause cramping?
All types of enema whether a simple colon cleanse or a retention type enema such as Fleet or coffee enema will cause slight abdominal discomfort and cramping. These are natural effects of the procedure. The introduction of water into the colon stimulates peristalsis or the movement of the muscles that line the large intestine.
Do enemas hurt when constipated?
An enema is not a painful procedure per se. At most, it can cause slight discomfort especially when the enema solution triggers peristalsis. In the case of constipation, you will feel uncomfortable during the period you are required to hold the solution in the colon. Other than these instances, an enema does not cause any significant pain.
How long does an enema last?
A cleansing enema lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. Coffee enema and Fleet enema are retention type enemas, thus users are required to hold them in for 15 minutes before evacuation of bowels. You should be able to complete a full Fleet enema in 30 minutes.
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