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Do stool softeners make you poop

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
OTC aids to stool: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacte... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dunn
Phlebology 41 years experience
Water & fiber help: Make yourself eat fiber and drink 6-10 8 oz glasses of water a day (that's 3-5 16 oz bottles of water a day). Why don't you have veggies and fruit aro... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Try significantly: increasing the fiber in your diet.You may need to see your doctor to help regulate this.Continued straining can result in the development of hemorrhoi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Enema over softener: Enema will likely help more than a softener, since the stool is already in the rectum. Sometimes, digital disimpaction is needed - using your finger ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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YouHaveAFullHouse?: A Wise Man once said "There's a hole at the bottom and it will all come out eventually." In your young case I bet that might be true. I think you sho... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Red Stool: Anytime you have mucous and red stools you must be see a physician as this could represent blood in your stools and that is a danger sign.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Please see doctor: I think the simple answer is a yes, 'but answer. This sounds like a significant situation that must be fully studied. I am sure your pediatrician can... Read More
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Dr. Chioma Lazz
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Sometimes: There is a possibility that the dose given was a bit much for him. No cause for alarm as long as he is active and well hydrated. Effect will definitel... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Fluids,prune ; diet: Drink at least 8 glasses of filtered water daily.Eat lenty of fruits ; veg.Prune ; prune juice will help.Add 25-30 gm of fiber/day. Stool must not be... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Impacted...: If you have a big, hard, stool that won't pass out of your body, you are "impacted". Treatment for the condition starts with manual removal of the i... Read More

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