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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: no problem

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
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Glycerin vs enema: Depends on the situation. Gylcerin suppository is a lubricant that dissolves in your rectum for gentler passage of stool. A fleets enema is reserved ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you dont have an infectious process in your belly and are sure you do not have a bowel obstruction f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Much depends: On the duration of no bm. Laxatives either form bulk (fiber), draw fluid into the gut (mg++ types), lubricate (mineral oil), or stimulate (bisacodyl- ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Try: A Fleet mineral oil enema. hold it in for 30 minutes if possible and lying on your left side with feet on a pillow above your hips. Once cleared, to a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Phosphate: The kidney removes excess phospate, this ability is degraded in ckd. Fleets phosphasoda enemas contain large amounts of sodium phosphate. It is recomm ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You may: Glycerin suppositories are okay. You may wish to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink plenty of water.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Glycerin is used for a mild stimulant/lubricant and has no effect on the brain-receptor pathway that controls nausea. However, if constipation is caus ... Read More

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