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Suffer from constipation. Bleeding after trying saline enema. Need to go to emergency?

Hello. My problem has been constipation. Today I tried a saline enema for the first time and at first it burned really bad but then I passed clumps of white hard stuff with stringy white things that I thought were worms. After that I passed alot of bright red blood. Should I go to the ER or is this something I can take care of at home?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

Causes of Constipation include:
1. Functional cause- due to decreased gastric motility
2. Irritable bowel syndrome- constipation predominant type.
3. Less consumption of fiber rich foods
4. Less fluid intake
5. Prolonged use of certain medications.
6. Hormonal & Metabolic causes, etc.

Though symptomatic relief can be obtained by Saline Enema & intake of Laxatives, their regular use is not advised.
However, as long as the underlying cause is not treated, symptoms will keep recurring.

So, kindly consult a Gastroenterologist & get a proper physical examination done.
Investigations like Ultrasound scan of abdomen, Colonoscopy & contrast studies will be helpful to rule out any pathology in the Gastrointestinal tract.

Please let me know if you have any further queries.
You can ask me a direct query on this website using the below link:

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 29 May 2013
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