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can you use more than one glycerin suppository

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Glycerin is an inert substance, so there is no risk of the medication being absorbed into the system. A bigger question though, is why would you use i ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
Unlikely: It sounds like a little anal trauma occurred. Next time if you have to use suppositories, lubricate it with Vaseline. See your doctor if you have issu ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: You may have bruised or abraded the wall of the rectum as it went in. The area is well supplied with nerve endings which is how you keep from soiling ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It may still not do what you want but glycerin is rather innocuous. If you are backed up to the point of discomfort you may need to administer an enem ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: glycerine suppositories are relatively harmless if it did not completely dissolved using another is ok.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes.: Yes, however eating properly, after the diverticulitis has resolved can prevent constipation and potentially reduce the recurrences.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The glycerin will not impede recovery from an acute attack, and will not precipitate an attack in someone with stable diverticulosis.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
No but: One shouldn't need to rely on glycerin suppositories for constipation. By adding a maintenance dose of polyethylene glycol 3360 +/- milk of magnesia ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It is ok to use a glycerin suppository, but it may not be enough. You may want to try a stool softener.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Glycerine: Probably not. Many 3rd world countries will use expired meds without any issues. In the usa it is not advised. Afterall we are excessive and we do was ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Yes as directed. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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