Milk and Molasses Enemas - page 2

by trixie 14,632 Views | 27 Comments

There are still physicians at the hospital where I work ordering milk and molasses enemas. Is anyone else out there still using these?! If so, what is the procedure followed for mixing and administering? Thanks... Read More


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    I had a physician order it, but the pharmacy said we don't carry molasses. I called CS and the kitchen, but there was again, no molasses. I finally called the doctor back and asked if we could just do a tap water or soap suds enema. He was okay with the soap suds...which made me wonder why he ordered the milk and molasses enema. It was a whole bunch of headache when it could have been easier to order something more standard. Not to mention the annoyed patient who wanted the enema NOW. Sigh.
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    Oh yes we do! We use 16oz whole milk to 8oz molasses..heat in microwave and stir well. Apparently there is some research from MD Anderson supporting it..but can't say I've seen in myself.
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    I have done several of them. They are a sticky mess but do work.
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    As far as evidence-based practice goes, there is NO evidence that Milk o' mo works any better than a warm H20 enema. plus, you're screwed if you missed that milk allergy in their chart...
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    Oh goodness! I have HAD one of these as a patient. They work!
    MassED likes this.
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    When I was little I used to come home from school and my mom would make me molasses milk... to drink. Pretty tasty. Never knew I was drinking an enema haha.
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    "Gently insert the tube approximately 12 inches into the rectum or until you feel resistance.
    Do not force the tube. "( MD Anderson Cancer quote)
    That's a loooooong way... I was taught 3-4" max for an adult. Has anyone ever inserted a foot of tubing?
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    I was taught beyond the internal sphincter so 4-6 inches for adults.
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    Quote from Suethestudent
    "Gently insert the tube approximately 12 inches into the rectum or until you feel resistance.
    Do not force the tube. "( MD Anderson Cancer quote)
    That's a loooooong way... I was taught 3-4" max for an adult. Has anyone ever inserted a foot of tubing?



    Not quite that far but to the point of slight resistance...........we had a MD who always ordered 3H enemas......
    High....Hot....and a helluva lot!


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