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TakeMeToTheUSA Mon 22-Jan-18 20:27:08

I can't remember the official term but they stick a pipe up your arse and flush all the shit out of your system. DH thinks it's a faddy waste of money but after suffering years of chronic constipation, I'd love to feel the emptiness just once?

I'm also trying to lose weight so this would probably rid me of half a stone of poo

GummyGoddess Mon 22-Jan-18 20:29:34

Is the phrase you're looking for 'colonic irrigation'?

Shockers Mon 22-Jan-18 20:30:54

I had a course of it about 15 years ago. My ibs started shortly after. I have no medical evidence to suggest that the colonic hydrotherapy was to blame, but it’s a big coincidence.

TakeMeToTheUSA Mon 22-Jan-18 20:31:12

That's the one! Thanks I'll google it now to get some prices

Shockers Mon 22-Jan-18 20:31:55

I’d look into your diet first, and drink lots of water.

Cabininthewoods69 Mon 22-Jan-18 20:32:22

Get an enema kit on eBay. I swear by it

Margomyhero Mon 22-Jan-18 20:32:48

A friend had it done a while ago. She said she felt amazing afterwards.

newyearwhoohoo Mon 22-Jan-18 20:32:49


Op your turn of phrase really made us laugh!

Yes colonic irrigation it is!

Wolfiefan Mon 22-Jan-18 20:32:59

Colons don't need cleansing.
Why do you suffer with constipation?
And you won't lose fat and be slimmer from this procedure.

BumbleNova Mon 22-Jan-18 20:33:27

It's a really terrible idea if you have digestive issues. You are much better off trying to fix the constipation. There is a very real chance colonic irrigation would make it worse. There is a reason it is not a medical procedure that is prescribed...

KimmySchmidt1 Mon 22-Jan-18 20:34:46

It doesn’t help at all with weight loss or anything else, and it removes healthy bacteria from your colon. I don’t know anyone whose had a medical enema who didn’t find it horrendous.

Terrible idea.

Shouldnotwouldnot Mon 22-Jan-18 20:35:44

I have colonoscopies once a year - they are more thorough than colonic irrigation as you have to have a completely empty bowel. You feel literally no different.

Anyway old poo doesn’t just sit around the colon. When it’s out it’s out

OrangeCatnip Mon 22-Jan-18 20:36:38

its pseudo-science.

They sell it as a way to clear out 'all that horrible gunk' in your colon but your body is perfectly able to do this itself (usually) there is also plenty of evidence that they can cause you harm and damage the lining of your intestines. i would encourage you to find alternative cures for your constipation. i take a daily stool softener Lactulose and it is great!

Even the weight loss is an illusion. similar to throwing up or a bout of diarrhea it simply empties you of your normal food weight and that will get topped up in 24 hours or so, so whats the point?

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Mon 22-Jan-18 20:36:48

What is the cause of your chronic constipation?

Colonic irrigation can be dangerous in some cases. Make yourself aware.

Acopyofacopy Mon 22-Jan-18 20:37:01

It’s a big con. Your colon can empty and clean itself!
Change your diet and buy yourself a nutribullet or a ton of chia seeds if you want to waste some money!

Hassled Mon 22-Jan-18 20:37:21

I read something gruesome once about bits of steak being flushed out of people who had turned veggie ages before - I'm quite fascinated by this. It must feel bloody weird though.

StylishMummy Mon 22-Jan-18 20:38:23

I've had one as a one off and absolutely loved it. Felt 'clean' & light afterwards, far less bloating and made me want to eat healthily to maintain that feeling.

I don't have any gastric issues so may be why it worked for me.

youngnomore Mon 22-Jan-18 20:38:38

Enemas are brilliant and you
Can do them at home. After the clenase make sure you have a good diet and take It easy. It takes a lot out of you grin

refusetobeasheep Mon 22-Jan-18 20:55:11

Freaky, I had my first colonic hydrotherapy ever this morning! Still not sure what I think about it. Not the best hour I've ever spent, but not that bad either!
Can't really tell what effect it's had yet ....

Noloudnoises Mon 22-Jan-18 20:57:31

Be careful OP, my sister had to see one of the top colo-rectal surgeons (for an unrelated matter) and he was adamant that colonics are hugely damaging and should not be done. I desperately want one for the same reasons as you but his words are still ringing in my ears...

taskmaster Mon 22-Jan-18 20:58:39

It's absolute bullshit. No benefits at all but lots of possible problems.

eastlondoner Mon 22-Jan-18 21:00:34

Please don't! They're not good for you at all. It flushes all the good stuff out too.

Think about it. If it worked the NHS would dole it out left, right and centre as water and a tube is way cheaper than costly medication! smile

tenbob Mon 22-Jan-18 21:00:58

It's a really terrible idea

Your gut is full of useful bacteria and it's takes years for it to be fully colonised with the correct balance

You shouldn't be washing them all away, let alone if you already have digestive issues

You know how people get terrible gut problems after being on antibiotics which kill off their gut bacteria..? It is the same after a colonic.

And that's before you look at the risks of perforating your gut...

KillDora Mon 22-Jan-18 21:01:37

I'm a bit of a clean freak me, that bit doesn't need 'cleaning'.

It won't fix your issues, will probably make them worse in the long run and is a complete waste of time.

What causes your constipation?

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Mon 22-Jan-18 21:03:07

It has no medical or weight loss benefits whatsoever.

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