Are you new to enemas and are looking to administer one yourself? How does an enema work and how long do you have to wait until it takes effect? These are, but a few of the questions people often have in mind when trying enemas for the first time. If you are reading this, then you are probably wondering about the very same thing.
The effect can vary from one person to another and there is no definite answer as to the length of time enemas require to take effect. When used as a treatment for constipation, enemas usually take effect in less than 5 minutes.
How does an enema work for constipation?
To better understand how having an enema helps with constipation, it would be prudent to understand what causes the problem in the first place. The latter is a symptom of delayed movement of stools throughout the colon that is often impacted or obstructed by waste deposits.
Enemas relieve constipation by injecting fluid into the colon and intestines through the anus. The fluid weakens and loosens the impacted stool making it easier to pass and providing much-needed relief.
How long does an enema last?
Are you wondering how long it takes for an enema? Most people tend to worry that they many end up sitting on the toilet for hours on end. Fortunately, that is not the case, and most people finish in less than an hour.
How long after an enema will I have a bowel movement?
After taking an enema, you can expect a strong urge to expel the content of your colon after 5 to 10 minutes. Sit on the toilet and take your time and you should start feeling better after 20 to 30 minutes. Just make sure you don?t take any laxatives before taking an enema as it may cause IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Contact your physician right away if 30 minutes have passed and there is no bowel movement after an enema. You may have rectal bleeding or symptoms of dehydration hindering healthy bowel movement. It would be best to have your doctor examine you if only to rule out any serious medical problems.
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