How long does it take for an enema to work?
General guides say that it will start to work between 5 and 10 minutes and bowel evacuation will last between 30 and 60 minutes.
However, remember, your body is not a clock.
Some people use an enema and it is fast acting and it is one trip to the toilet and they are done.
Are enemas dangerous?
Summary Though enemas can be safe and effective, they come with many risks, especially when administered at home. Improperly used enemas can cause potentially life-threatening physical and chemical damage to your rectum or colon.
Are water enemas safe?
If you use the right enema solution and clean, sterilized tools, an enema is considered safe to make at home. But enemas and colon cleanses in general can result in symptoms like nausea, dehydration, and throwing off your natural electrolyte balance.
How often should you do an enema?
How often can an enema be used to relieve symptoms? The enema can be used up to three days in a row before consulting a physician. If you have not received relief after three days of use, please contact your doctor. Using more than one enema within 24 hours can be harmful.