Does anyone know exactly what a stretched out colon is. I heard it can happen with overuse of laxatives and enemas. If the colon is stretched can it go back to normal? I am severely constipated and have tried both. The enemas cleared me out and I thought I was doing a good thing now I hear enemas stretch out the colon and are very bad? Any feedback? Thanks Kaya I was using the enemas more because the laxatives really irritated my insides, now is it better to use the enemas to go (or else I go once every 3 weeks now, or am I harming myself. I take one clean water enema a week and retain the water for only one minute and then I go once maybe 2x a week. Taking anything by mouth really causes me too much pain. I do take enough fiber and drink lots of water.
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