Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

168 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Could I take enema for lower abdomen pain?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shoaib Khan

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 9409 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 29 Nov 2013 in General Health
Question: My stomach is really bloated, am constipated and the most intense pain is on my lower right abdomen. Is it okay to use an enema?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 56 minutes later
Brief Answer: Enema is good; but only by medical personnel Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I can understand how frustrating and uncomfortable this can be. And the intense pain in the lower abdomen also raises concern for a possible bowel obstruction. For this reason, I would say it would be a good option to go ahead with an enema, but to be conducted only be medical personnel, and strictly not at home. I hope you understand why this will be mandatory. So, please do visit an ER, and please do not strain, as it can affect your blood pressure and if god forbid, there is an obstruction, the strain can have serious repercussions. I hope this clears your query ma'am. I hope the enema helps you and you can find relief till you can visit your doctor. Please keep in touch and let me know if there are any further developments, I am always available to help. Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Constipation

doctor1 MD

Hi,
My Mother started suffering from constipation after a dialysis session. she had blood in her stool today when she went to toilet after taking the motion tonic..she did not had constipation or blood in stool earlier...does dialysis cause this side effect?

doctor1 MD

Hello -

Wife is 65 years old and suffers from extreme constipation. She receives excellent medical care, UNC & Duke graduates, but neither her primary physician or her plethora of specialists seem to be able to offer practical suggestions.

Situation resulted from surgery in 2001 four “flat back” syndrome secondary to scoliosis. Nerve damage occurred during surgery with many negative outcomes, such as, chronic pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, some paralysis in right leg.

She manages well, in spite of, these difficulties and prior to surgery was high functioning in very responsible position.

She takes heavy narcotics for pain which, of course, contributes to her problem. Also, she takes Miralax and copious fluids.

Bowel movements are unpredictable and can take hours to complete. This part of her disability severely constricts her quality of life.

Are there any suggestions, short of a colostomy, which might alleviate her symptoms of constipation, as well as, relieving the constipation itself.

I understand this is a complicated medical situation, but I am interested only in the bowel management issues.

Any suggestions? Any recommendations? Any solutions?

Thanks very much for your time and attention to this problem.

Regards,
William

doctor1 MD

Is it true that a breast feed baby is normal to not have a bowel movement in 5 to 7 days

doctor1 MD

I have cirrhosis . I have been told it is moderate to severe. I have the common conditions that go with it. Very low platelet count . (numerous esophageal bandings) I am not a new-comer to this affliction. These are the things that have been...

doctor1 MD

pristiq desvenlafaxine 100 mg and sandomigran 500 mcg what side effects can there be