Your Houston-Based Colon Cleansing Dangers Lawyers

Colon cleansing procedures that are performed in unlicensed clinics across the country have been linked to serious health problems in patients.

Also known as colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy, the cleansing procedure involves pumping water into the rectum with a hose to eliminate “intestinal waste” and improve health. To avoid blame if an accident occurs, the clinics require patients to insert the hose into their own rectums and remain sitting while the procedure takes place. If any complications arise from such practices, consulting a medical malpractice lawyer may be advised.

According to the Journal of Family Practice, sitting compresses the internal organs and increases the risk of severe injuries, including:

  • colon/rectal perforation,
  • Injuries, such as those that may require the expertise of a personal injury lawyer, can sometimes result in the need for a colostomy bag
  • sepsis (blood infection) from unclean hoses,
  • and even death.

The procedures can be especially dangerous for patients with a history of gastrointestinal diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or a history of hemorrhoids, kidney disease, and heart disease. Other side effects from colon irrigation can include dehydration, diarrhea, electrolyte abnormalities, heart failure, vomiting, and more.


Unlike enemas, colon cleansing procedures use large amounts of fluid—up to 60 liters—and studies reported by USA Today have found the procedures to be dangerous and ineffective at improving health. In fact, the FDA has issued several warnings regarding the dangers of using unapproved colon cleansing procedures and devices.

If you or a loved one was hospitalized as the result of a colon cleansing or hydrotherapy procedure, we want to help you. Call us now or fill out a free initial consultation form.

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA Today, or the Journal of Family Practice.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]