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Have a question. If I irrigate will it clean out the whole colon. I need some relief.

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Hi hockeymom01,

I irrigate, and yes, up to a point it will. the whole large intestine should be cleaned out with the exception of some residue left behind. It depends on what type of relief you are trying to achieve. Bloating and such should be as long as the culprit is in the large intestine. The small will be affected because it will, or should cause the intestines to move. Hope this helps.
Talk with your doctor or WOCN, before proceeding so they can give you tips and help.

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Hockeymom:

Be sure you are well hydrated when you irrigate. If not, the large intestine will absorb water and irrigation will be less effective in cleaning you out. Drink plenty of warm water before you irrigate. This should help. Lets us know how you do….

JEG

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I would definitely consult a DR prior to irrigation since you dont know what is causing the issuesyou are having. Good luck, i hope it works for you:)!

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thanks for the tip JEG. I will make sure I drink a lot. and chriswife my doctor said it's ok to do it. I just hope it helps.

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WooHoo!!!! I really hope this helps you! Please let us know how it goes, and let me know if it is difficult to do in case I want to attempt it in the future......I am not the most coordinated person....lol

kerri

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JED how much should I drink cause they r coming over hopefully today or tomorrow but hoping today

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and will hot apple cider work it doesn't have sugar in it.

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Well they can't get anyone to come here today :(

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hockeymom:

The amount water you drink can vary. It's a trial and error depending on your metabolism. If you are a heavy water ( or other fluids) drinker, you may not need to drink much. On the other hand, if you are "not" a heavy drinker you may need to consume more water. It just depends on how hydrated you are when you irrigate. Ask your health care nurse as to what he/she would recommend. I drink two glasses of warm water before I irrigate and it works well. Good luck.... You'll do fine....

JEG

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Hockeymom:

Has irrigating worked for you?

JEG

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