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Fast home remedies that are good for stool softening

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Fluid, fiber,etc: Fluid intake, fruits, veggies, whole grains, flax seed (not the oil), beans and legumes, oils, activity all help to move things through. Non prescript ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Cod liver oil: Seemed to work when i was a kid...
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
If occasional: it doesn't matter much what you take, but it sounds like you have a number of GI issues. The best way to treat constipation is to avoid it, but takin ... Read More
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Acute or chronic?: I am very concerned if your constipation is relatively acute, ;/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding. Constipation (stooling less than ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe for you
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Try miralax (polyethylene glycol): The truth is that stool softeners work when used here and there. If used regularly, they loose their potency and become ineffective. For regular relie ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Water: Hydrate really well with water so that the stool will be moister.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Docusate calcium: Docusate is an excellent, gentle, easy to use stool softener. If you are trying to avoid sodium, you can take the docusate calcium instead. Be sure to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but: A better way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday.

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