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Laxatives that work instantly
A 24-year-old female asked:
General Practice 39 years experience
Diet & Exercise: You should try eating more foods which are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber such as oats, bran, foods made with whole grains, fruits, and vegetabl... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Laxatives: Epsom salts are an "old school" laxative. It works well but it can cause a lot of cramping and discomfort.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
Yes: Chronic laxative use may result in diminished colon transit. This is important to review with your doctor.
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Internal Medicine 49 years experience
They are addicting: Laxatives can be really bad for you and damage your colon. They stop working after a while, and then you can't have a bm without taking them.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Depends: Everyone's motility is different. Some may have results within a few minutes and for others, it may take a few hours.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
In a way: The more you take, the more effect youll get. you may get a "faster" response but it will be a stronger response and probably more than you want. Take... Read More
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
Family Medicine 38 years experience
3-6 hours: They work fairly quickly. Be careful.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends upon the dos: The timing is very much dose driven. A small amount of sorbitol may have no effect, while a larger dose may have a laxative effect within an hour or ... Read More
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old female asked:
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Yes: I gather you mean flexible sigmoidoscopy. If you afre not cleaned out, let the gastroenterologist know to re-schedule. He will not be able to see anyt... Read More
1.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
2.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes and Yes.: COLOXYL with senna contains SENNA which can help to stimulate bowels and DOCUSATE SODIUM which softens stool. This can be used in treatment of const... Read More
3.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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