A retention enema is an enema designed to be retained in the bowel
after administration to allow the contents of the enema to be absorbed
through the bowel wall. After 30 minutes to an hour, the patient is allowed
to void to release any leftover enema solution. This medical treatment can
be provided at home or in a clinical setting, and it is advisable to use a
retention enema plug during your enema. A retention enema is sometimes
called for to dispense medicine or nutrients.
There are many different types of solutions that you can
use as the retention enema and different amounts of solution and amount of time the
solution is retained.
|Sitting or standing increases the tendency to evacuate the enema before the retention time expires. Horizontal is the best position to relax and retain an enema for extended periods of time.|
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