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does mineral oil work for constipation

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes it works: But may take several doses over several days to resolve. Stay on liquids during the time until the constipation is resolved. It is not meant nor good ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil i would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil i would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Probably: Will be crampy and could get dehydrated if it all hits at once. Drink alot of water and stay close to home. Why are you so constipated ? Is it chroni ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't do it!: Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not likely: Mineral oil is relatively mild when used as directed and not in excess or for prolonged periods of time.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Suggest other Rx: Mineral oil is a poor choice for a laxative for most people. It's likely simply to be passed as oil, around hard stool that remind behind. It's danger ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Caspe
39 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: If you tried lactulose and MiraLAX and still constipated see your doctor for amitiza (lubiprostone).
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Brewer
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Magnesium citrate: You have correctly tried transrectal route for relief of your constipation. It is also helpful to treat from above with oral laxatives. One bottle o ... Read More
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