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I have started giving myself an enema every week I was

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I have started giving myself an enema every week I was wondering can I give myself a mineral oil enema today and finish with a saline enema for colon cleansing

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

It does not cleanse your colon.

Enemas in fact will disrupt normal flora and balance if you give them excessively.

Mineral oil is not useful and is an irritant.

Salt water is also an irritant.

Not sure what type of doctor told you to do this?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My mineral oil enema box says to rinse with a saline enema.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

I understand.

But both are irritating to the colon.

What is your exact question for me please.

I do not recommend this procedure in any way, so lets talk about who did, and what you are trying to accomplish

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