Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Enema

Contributor(s): Ken Harkin, James Simpson

Introduction

  • Introduction of fluid into rectum and colon distends the bowel and stimulates normal expulsive reflexes.

Uses

Advantages

  • Simple.
  • Equipment readily available in practice.
  • Rapid procedure.
  • Effective if performed well.

Disadvantages

  • Very messy.
  • If poorly done can be worse than not performing at all.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

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