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My husband has a colostomy bag and feels it's stopped up.

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my husband has a colostomy...
my husband has a colostomy bag and feels it's stopped up. Can I get something at Walgreens to help (like an enema)?
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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You can use clean tap water 500 to 1000 ml for enema to remove any blockage in the colostomy.
Or you can use any over the counter enema solution as well.
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
How do you administer?
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 11 months ago

You can use normal enema bag to push it through the ostomy opening.
Big Syringe is another option.

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