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It is best to do an enema right after a bowel movement so the bowel is empty. When self–administering an enema is it easier to use a bulb syringe rather than an enema bag. An enema bag or bulb syringe (holds 8 ounces) can be purchased at a drug or medical supply store.

You will need the following materials

  • Enema Bag – An enema bag has a long hose, clamp on the hose, and a nozzle or tip. When using an enema bag there must be a place to hang it up at door knob level or about 2 feet above the floor because it works on gravity. Do not hang the enema bag too high, like on a shower rod, because the liquid will go into the bowel too forcefully. The fluid should flow very gently into the rectum.
  • Bulb Syringe – When using a bulb syringe you will also need a container to hold the water. Select one that will not be used for any other purpose, and one with a wide enough top so it can easily be accessed with the syringe.
  • Coconut oil or olive oil to use as a lubricant on the tip of the enema bag or bulb syringe and on the opening of the anus.
  • Filtered Chlorine–Free Water, at body temperature – 1 quart (1 liter). Do not use chlorinated water since it will destroy the intestinal flora inside your colon. Boiling chlorinated water for 30 minutes in an uncovered pot removes the chlorine, or put the water in an open container for 24 hours to get rid of the chlorine.
    You will only be using 2 cups of water, but having more water makes it easier to fill up a bulb syringe.
    Cool the water with ice cubes if needed, OR heat the water slightly to body temperature whichever is required. The water should not be too hot or too cold. If it is too hot it will burn you, and if it is too cold will trigger the bowel to empty too quickly.
  • Old Towel – only used for doing enemas. It can be washed along with other towels as long as you use hot water.
  • Large Plastic Bag to protect the floor.
  • Optional – small pillow for your head.
  • Funnel or pitcher for putting the liquid in the enema bag.

How to Administer the Enema

Using a Bulb–Type Syringe:

  1. Take the tip off the bulb syringe and thoroughly wash it the bulb inside and out, and the tip using hot soapy water. Rinse the bulb and tip well.
  2. Put 1 quart of chlorine–free body temperature water in the container you selected.
  3. Take the container and the bulb syringe to the bathroom.
  4. Spread out a large plastic bag on your bathroom floor near the toilet, and put the old towel over it (for comfort).
  5. Ensure the bulb syringe, container, and lubricant are within easy reach.
  6. Lie down on the towel on your back or on your right side, whichever is more comfortable for you.
  7. Lubricate the tip of the syringe with coconut oil or olive oil.
  8. Lubricate the opening to your anus and the area around it with coconut oil or olive oil.
  9. Squeeze the bulb of the syringe until it is flattened as much as possible and without releasing it, put the tip into the water.
  10. Release the bulb slowly, allowing it to fill completely – it holds 1 cup (8 ounces).
  11. Before inserting the tip into the anus, hold the bulb upright and squeeze it slightly to get rid of the air. You will know when a little liquid squirts out of the tip.
  12. Gently insert the tip of the syringe into the anus pushing it in almost up to the bulb. Do not force it because it could cause damage to the rectum or anus. If it is difficult to insert apply more lubricant.
  13. After it is inserted gently squeeze the bulb allowing the liquid to release slowly into the rectum. Do not put it in too fast because it will trigger the bowel to empty too quickly.
  14. Fill the syringe the second time, and repeat the procedure; this is a total of 2 cups inserted into the anus.
  15. Rest comfortably until you have the urge to empty your bowels, which may happen quite quickly, so be prepared to get up off of the floor.
  16. When you are finished, rinse out the inside of the bulb syringe by filling it with hot soapy water, shake it well, and empty it. Do this a few times and then rinse it well. Thoroughly wash the outside of the bulb and tip with hot soapy water, rinsing them well.
  17. Periodically rinse out the bulb with 3% hydrogen peroxide (available at the drug store) mixed 50/50 with water, and also soak the tip in the same solution. Rinse well afterward and allow the parts to air dry before putting them together.

Using an Enema Bag:

  1. Spread out the large plastic bag on bathroom floor near the toilet, and put the old towel over it (for comfort).
  2. Remove the tip at the end of the hose and thoroughly wash it with soapy water. Rinse it well.
  3. Remove the hose from the bag and using a pitcher or funnel fill the bag with 2 1/2 cups of chlorine–free water.
  4. Re–attach the hose and insert the tip in the end of the hose.
  5. Hold the bag over the sink and allow some water to go out of the tip to ensure there is no air in the hose or the tip. Clamp off the hose and take the enema bag to the bathroom.
  6. Hang up the enema bag on a door knob or about 2 feet above the floor.
  7. Ensure that the clamp on the hose is positioned low enough so you can reach it when lying down, and that the lubricant is within easy reach.
  8. Lie down on the towel on your back or on your right side, whichever is more comfortable for you.
  9. Lubricate the tip or nozzle with coconut oil or olive oil.
  10. Lubricate the opening to your anus and the area around it with coconut oil or olive oil.
  11. Gently insert the tip into the anus pushing it in about 4 inches. Do not force it because it could cause damage to the rectum or anus. If it is difficult to insert apply more lubricant.
  12. Release the clamp on the hose and allow the liquid to flow into the rectum. Clamp off the hose when almost all of the liquid has flowed in.
  13. Rest comfortably until you have the urge to empty your bowels, which may happen quite quickly, so be prepared to get up off of the floor.
  14. When you are finished, wash the bag with hot soapy water, rinse it well and hang it up to dry. Also wash the tip thoroughly.
  15. Periodically rinse the bag with 3% hydrogen peroxide (available at the drug store) mixed 50/50 with water, and soak the tip in the same solution. Rinse all parts well afterward and allow them to air dry.
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