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is it safe to take milk of magnesia two months after a bowel resection surgery

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is fine: How much good the lactobacilli will do you is for you to decide. Congratulations on the pregnancy.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not: Twice per week is not often enough to cause a bowel dependence.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meenakshi Bhuvaneswar
56 years experience Pediatrics
Dietary management: It might be a normal bowel schedule for your baby if he passes soft stool, except when there is a problem with hard stool , cramping and swollen ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Occasionally, : Occasionally, the passing of a large, hard stool can cause a small tear in the anus. You may see a small amount of blood on the outside of the stool ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Milk of magnesia: What other medications do you take?Any diuretics? MOM usually can cause dehydration due to excessive diarrhea, but you may have a renal ( kidney is ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
They are similar.: Both milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and magnesium citrate are osmotic laxatives, drawing water into the bowels and stimulating bowel motility. ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience Gastroenterology
Discuss w ur doctor: Pain at incision after surgery common, but relation to eating more concerning. Discuss w your doctor underlying cause. Avoid less digestible or fermen ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes, you may: Metamucil is a bulk laxative. This improves the formation of your stool, so it moves more effeciently and minimizes the risk of diverticular disease. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Liquids only: And take a tbspoon of mom and mineral oil every 12 hours. Should clean out in 24-48 hours. If stool in rectum use glycerine suppository or fleet enema ... Read More

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