Home remedy enema lands patient in hot seat
A self-administered hydrogen-peroxide enema taken to relieve constipation was eventually revealed as the cause of pain so severe that a young woman was unable to sit down, doctors report.
At first, the 30-year-old was “reluctant” to admit she’d resorted to the home remedy to treat her constipation and so relied on the doctors’ examinations, according to a report in Gastroenterology.
The US doctors eventually diagnosed a rare case of chemical proctitis secondary to hydrogen peroxide enema.
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