Avatar universal
DIY Enema
can be a crude subject but I think it's important.
I'll enema on occasion, maybe once a week, I use standard tap water from the shower.
I don't do it all at once, I'll take a little bit of water inside, release it back out, and so on until I feel 'clean'.
I do this just to clean the rectum before anal sex, and I've heard it has some health benefits.

However I see a mixed bunch of negative and positive opinions on it, what are the pros and cons exactly?

for whatever reason, who else does this? Has it impacted your health in a negative way?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  The negative of doing any type of enema (water or chemical) is that it teaches your rectum to only be able to have a bowel movement with the help of an enema, and you can have difficulties with constipation or difficulty having a bowel movement afterwards.  The supposed "benefits" are that is "releases toxins" and "cleanses your bowel".  I don't buy into any of these benefits and think companies that say this are just trying to scam you.  I have used warm water enemas and fleet's enemas in the past due to constipation.  I have many health problems, but I don't think any of them were caused or made worse by using enemas (mainly warm water enemas) occationally.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks for the reply!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar n tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
621217 tn?1289012687
Blank
GoldFishy222
Albany, NY
Avatar f tn
Blank
NeedSomeHelp456