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When clyster syringes were in use in Europe, the patient was placed in an appropriate position kneeling, with the buttocks raised, or lying on the side ; a servant or apothecary would then insert the nozzle into the anus and press the plunger, resulting in the liquid remedy generally, water , but also some other preparations being injected into the colon. You may also want to place a towel or cloth down in the area between your bathtub and your toilet, in case fluid leaks out of your bowels when you get up to empty your colon. Due to the delicate nature of the procedure, a loved one should help. Mineral oil functions as a lubricant and stool softener, but often has the side effect of sporadic seepage from the patient's anus which can soil undergarments for up to 24 hours.