This leaflet gives tips about how to give rectal medicines suppositories and enemas to children. This leaflet has been written specifically about the use of medicines in children. Please read this leaflet carefully.
Back to Health A to Z. A barium enema is a test that helps to highlight the large bowel so it can be clearly seen on an X-ray. A barium enema may be requested by any doctor who thinks you might have a problem with your bowel, including your GP.
You will be taken to a private area where there will not be any interruptions and where there is a toilet nearby. You will be asked to lie on your left hand side and to draw your knees up so that they are touching your chest. The nurse or doctor will then insert the nozzle of the enema into your bottom and will squeeze the bottle so that the liquid is emptied out.
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This is typically a result of your body getting used to the sensation and not the enema itself. Severe pain may be a sign of an underlying problem. An enema can be uncomfortable.
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An enema is the introduction of liquid, most often mineral oil, through the anus and into the large intestine. Enemas may also sometimes be given before surgery on the abdomen or during a pregnant woman's labor, but this is no longer common. Using homemade enemas are not recommended, nor is using an enema containing liquids or substances other than what is recommended by a physician.
Enemas are sometimes a necessary daily treatment for children with colorectal conditions such as anorectal malformationsconstipation and encopresis. The experts at the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care may recommend daily enemas for your child at home during a short amount of time to clear impacted stool from the bowel or for the daily treatment of fecal incontinence. If at-home enemas are a good option for your child, your child's care team will show you how to properly give your child enemas.
An enema is a liquid that is placed in your child's rectum to stimulate the release of large stools. Enemas may be prescribed by your child's healthcare provider if your child is blocked up impacted. Some children need a second enema 24 hours later if they are still blocked up. Signs that your child is still impacted include continued soiling or a large lump that can be felt in the lower abdomen.