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A 39-year-old member asked:
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Some chillies,maybe: There are a lot of different types of chillies, from quite mild to extremely spicy. There is a wide range of reaction to the chillies. So the only p... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
General Practice 40 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
2.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 50-year-old member asked:
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
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:
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Chronic laxative use may result in diminished colon transit. This is important to review with your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Roughly 24: Hours. These are used in the maintenance treatment of constipation. They will be less effective at standard doses for a stool impaction.
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Gastroenterology 31 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 17 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 37 years experience
3-6 hours: They work fairly quickly. Be careful.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dentistry 37 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
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