To use the enema, lie down on your left side with your knees bent.
Remove the cap from the applicator tip and gently insert the tip into your rectum.
Slowly squeeze the bottle to empty the contents into the rectum.
For best results, stay lying down and hold in the enema until you feel the urge to have a bowel movement.
How long does it take for a fleet enema to work?
The first time you use a Fleet enema I would recommend giving yourself a longer period from start to finish. General guides say that it will start to work between 5 and 10 minutes and bowel evacuation will last between 30 and 60 minutes.
How do you do a tap water enema?
Fill the enema bag with 500 cc (about 2 cups) warm tap water. Do not use hot water. 2. Hang the enema bag on a nail or hook or have someone hold it about 12 to 18 inches above your rectum.
How does an enema work at home?
Enemas utilize a solution of salt water that is placed into a bag on one side of the tube. The other portion is lubed and placed directly into the rectum. In order for the solution to reach the colon properly, hug your knees to your chest while lying on your stomach or on your side.
How long does an enema keep you clean?
It will work after a few minutes but stay near a toilet for the next hour because you may need to open your bowels more than once. The effects of the enema will wear off after one hour at most.