Using a Suppository
- Always wash your hands and use gloves. Lubricate
the finger of the glove with K-Y jelly or a similar product.
must first remove stool for the suppository to work. Have a bowel movement, or
gently insert the finger and remove stool. Continue to do so until none comes
out. Wait a few minutes and then try again to see if any more stool has moved
- Take the wrapper off the suppository, and insert it as high
in your rectum as you can.
Doctors recommend lying on your left side. This takes
advantage of the natural angle of the rectum and makes it easier to insert the
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Last Revised||February 16, 2011|