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do prunes soften stool

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Prunes are high in fiber. Fiber acts like a sponge in the bowel. If you have diarrhea, it absorbs some of the water. If you have constipation, it at ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: Prunes help bulk the stool, allowing it to move easier through the intestines.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Not a problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Prune juice : I think prune juice would be a good way to start, particularly if it has worked for you in the past. If this happens to you frequently, I would try to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Prune juice / karo: You can try some prune juice or karo syrup. You can give a tablespoon for every 4 oz of milk. Less or more depending on stool frequency.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Lawrence
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONSTIPATION: In addition to what she is already taking she may take sennosides orally, next would be dulcolax suppositories or "Fleets" enema with much lubrication ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Not the one impacted. That will require manual evacuation or enema
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening t ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you have tried all of the above mentioned and you are still in severe pain you need to seek medical care. You may need a manual fecal disimpaction ... Read More
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