Enema Procedure and Administration

An enema procedure may be prescribed to flush out the last portion of the colon if your child is constipated.

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.