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How long does the effect of enema last?

11 year old daughter has had stomach pain off and on since Saturday. Feeling of throwing up but wasn t. No fever thought it was a bug. Going around in school. Younger daughter was complaining about stomach pain also. The 11 year old has stool problems ever now and then. Was constipated so bad that she was throwing up and was given an enema at hospital for relief. After the weekend and Monday of no vomiting and no fever I gave her enema yesterday morning and 4 hard stools came out and she felt immediate relief and felt 100% better. Later this evening she felt light headed I said your tired and need to regain some energy by eating some soup and drinking fluids. After doing so she throws up said she felt better. Now at 2:00 she back up saying her stomach is hurting like before the enema again. Does an enema only work so far. Not sure what to do at this point other than to call doctors in morning. She s missed 2 days of school already
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
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Hi,

Yes, enema only work for that time. Start oral medication Lactulose syrup 10 ml and 1 glass water at night. Consume plenty of water too.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Diwashish Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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How long does the effect of enema last?

Hi, Yes, enema only work for that time. Start oral medication Lactulose syrup 10 ml and 1 glass water at night. Consume plenty of water too. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Diwashish Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist