The Cecum

The cecum marks the beginning of the large intestine and is basically a big pouch that receives waste material from the small intestine.

The cecum is about six centimeters (cm) long and 7.5 cm wide. The ileum (of the small intestine) dumps waste material into the cecum and the cecum passes it on to the colon, specifically the ascending colon. It doesn't do so through a little tube; the cecum is continuous with the colon.

If you were to spot a small wormish looking thing descending from the cecum, you would be looking at the appendix.

When taking an enema you should try to fill and slightly distend the entire colon for a thorough cleaning, including the cecum with enema solution. In a normal healthy adult with no intestinal problems the average amount of enema solution is about 2 to 3 quarts for a thorough cleansing of the colon.
You may discover that after taking your first enema that the second and subsequent enemas in a
series and are easier to accept quite a bit more solution.  Sometimes as much as a quart or two more with reasonable comfort.

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This information is strictly educational and is not, in any way, meant to prescribe or to constitute medical advice. The information provided is designed to be used in conjunction with the guidance of a healthcare professional. The author assumes no responsibility for any presumed health effects associated with using this information.