If your child has constipation, your child’s doctor may prescribe a laxative enema. An enema is a procedure that flushes out the last portion of the colon.
In this procedure, a laxative is administered though your child's anus and into the rectum by an applicator or small-caliber tube. An X-ray of your child's abdomen may be obtained at the end of the procedure to assess its success.
This intervention is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.