An enema is the process of flushing liquid through the anal sphincter into the bowel. Enemas can be used to relieve constipation or to prepare for medical tests or surgical procedures.
Current as of: August 9, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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