Enema kits are a type of devices that are used to administer an enema in the form of a liquid into the rectum of an individual to relieve severe constipation.
Enema kits have following benefits:
- Extremely easy to assemble.
- Easy to use.
- Easy to clean.
- Clinically hygienic containers along with its other parts.
- Large capacity.
- Latex free.
The enema kits contain the following:
- A clinically hygienic stainless steel bucket with a capacity of about two liters.
- An enema nozzle, which can be either used directly or by connecting it with the colon tube.
- A silicon hose tubing along with a pinch clamp that is adjustable and is with a length of about 1.5m.
- With all these, it also consists of a sterilized PVC colon tube or a catheter. Generally, it is recommended that this should be used only once that is it’s for single use only.
- It also has an instruction booklet for the consumer to understand its assembly and use.
Some enema kits have latex bags instead of the stainless steel bucket but normally the stainless steel ones are preferred.
Uses of Enema Kits
The enema kits are used when an enema has to be administered in the following conditions:
2. Medical examination of the colon.
3. Before colonoscopy.
4. For elderly persons who are unable to evacuate stools or for those who are bed-ridden.
5. It can also be used for kids who suffer from constipation.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is an enema?
An enema is a procedure which is used to stimulate stool evacuation. It is a liquid that is placed in the rectum after which the waste is pushed out of it. This procedure is followed when one cannot do so on its own.
2. How long does an enema last?
When administering an enema for the first time, it ideally starts to work within 5 to 10 minutes. The bowel evacuation lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes.
3. What is an evacuant enema?
This type is designed to speed up the bowel to expel the fecal matter with the contents of the enema. Sodium citrate (Microlette) and phosphates are the most commonly used types.
4. What the side-effects of an enema?
Administering an enema poses varied side-effects:
a. A headache, vomiting, dizziness.
b. No bowel movement after use.
c. Severe diarrhoea.
d. Rectal bleeding or bright red coloured bowel movements.
5. Does an enema hurt?
An enema doesn’t cause pain. But, for the first timers, it can be a bit uncomfortable.
Where to buy it?
Enema kits are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072