How to Do Colostomy Enemas

Colostomy enemas is adopted as a solution to treat constipation. However, many people do not use these bags because release of gas can make noises or for any other reason. It is always better to seek advice from your doctor before going for the option whether you like it or not. Also, get your nurse to order bag for you and do the procedure for you, instead of you doing this on your own. It can be risky if you have not used this method before.


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    Prepare some warm water after heating it up to around 100 degree Fahrenheit

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    Fill a bag with the water. Take about a half litre quantity, not more than this.

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    Let some water through tubing to release the air or air bubbles and then close the valve tightly on mouth of the bag. Hang the bag at about height of 6 feet.

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    Connect the drainage bag around your tummy with an elastic belt.

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    Insert the draining cone into the hole on the stoma. Using lubricant on the cone, which some people do, is entirely your choice. If you are not sure, you can ask your nurse to advise or even do it for you.

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    Now release the flow valve and wait while sitting on the toilet that water passes through into drainage bag into the toilet. It may take a while so do not panic and wait.

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    Now take out the cone and let the bowl empty during the drainage bag into the toilet. Then take away the cone from stoma and turn down the drainage bag to close it off.

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    Wash the cone then and let the remaining water in the tube to be out of it. Sit in the toilet until the bowl is emptied. It should be flushing ever once in a while.

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    After it you can tuck the bag under the elastic belt with its opening facing up. Wear some clothes or wrap a towel around your waist and relax at a quiet place.

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    This should ease out your problem and once you are finished then you can remove the bag. After removal of the bag you can put on the stoma cap. This should end the procedure and you can yourself feel the difference.

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