Q: What are the benefits of cleansing with a colon tube? -K.L.
Hi there K.L.,
Enemas are typically done by entering a small tube into the anal canal. The small tube delivers the enema contents into the anal canal and just into the rectum.
Using a colon tube provides the enema contents further up. The colon tube passes the anal canal, the rectum, the sigmoid colon and ends in the descending colon. The colon tube then delivers the enema contents into the descending colon allowing the enema contents to flow more easily into the transverse colon and down into the ascending colon.
Your colon is an upside U shape, and in order to cleanse more effectively, a longer colon tube is necessary.
Proceed with caution when inserting a a 21 inch colon tube. It is not long enough to pass the descending colon but obviously - when inserting any object into your body, one must take caution.
The average colon is about 1.5 m long. Average lengths of the sections found in the colon are: Anal canal: 5 cm, Rectum: 1...