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How long does it take for a suppository to relieve constipation

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Usually < 1 hour: I depends on the suppository. Some are glycerin and only stimulate the rectum by their irritant properties. Bisacodyl suppositories ( dulcolax, etc.... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Quick: Most suppositories if used as instructed will take effect within 4-6 hours.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Adler
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
See doctor: Black watery stools can be blood from high up in the bowel. Many possibilities such as ulcer or crohn's disease. For this he needs to see a pediatri... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schieber
28 years experience
Mostly: If you're healthy otherwise, that should be fine. Severe constipation with narcotics is a real problem. Tapering back/off the meds as soon as you ca... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Stool softener: liquid paraffin like mineral oil is a substance that is occasionally prescribed for constipation. One of the biggest drawbacks, though, is that it can... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Brewer
Surgery - Colorectal 35 years experience
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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try taking one capful of MiraLAX in 8 ounces of fluid. It is a non absorbable polyethylene glycol that will draw water into your bowel and help you ha... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not much treatment: A glycerin suppository is not much more than a bit of petroleum jelly like material in a glob. It is not going to fix constipation but might allow a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
A : A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool. Constipation is the passa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
For constipation - You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you ma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
CONSTIPATION:: Give otc polyethylene glycol(miralax) 1-2 teaspoonful in 8-10 ounces of juice or gatorade twice daily until he gets diarrhea, then once daily. No more... Read More
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