Enema

Originally published on: April 6th, 2017. Last modified on August 12th, 2021

The treatment for faecal impaction aims to clear the impacted faeces out by oral or rectal medicines or by administering an enema. Once cleared out, you should monitor your bowel movements carefully to ensure you don’t get constipated and possibly re-impact again.

What is an Enema?

灌肠是一种清理肠道和结肠排泄物的方法。灌肠通过灌肠球或灌肠袋将液体(通常是水和碳酸氢钠或磷酸钠)引入肛门,从而进入肠道和结肠。这会刺激肠道释放粪便物质。

Most enemas come in special pouches with a nozzle which is inserted into the rectum and the contents are squeezed in. They can be used to clear out the bowel before a medical procedure, to treat occasional severe constipation (faecal impaction) or used as a part of a regular bowel management programme.

Therapeutic Enema

A theraputic treatment forBowel Obstruction, a barium or enema may be used to diagnose and treat an intussusception. During the procedure air or a liquid containing contrast is injected through the rectum into the bowel. The air or liquid will create pressure in the large bowel which will hopefully push out the folded piece of bowel. This is not always successful though and further surgery may be required.

Further Information

If you have been constipated for some time and have tried other treatments without success please speak to your GP who can discuss options with you.