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mineral oil laxative dose

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not a great idea: at 16 years of age you should not be using laxatives at all without a physician supervision. I doubt that your physician would advise the use of any o ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
You're correct!: Unlike edible oils which provide about 120 calories per 1 tbsp., your body cannot digest mineral oil. Therefore, mineral oil contains effectively no u ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
You don't: The vitamin A in the food selectively attaches to fat cells beneath the skin. The more you consume, the more will attach. The orange tinge is what the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Impacted: I think you've done all you can to relieve what may be a fecal impaction. The abdominal distension suggests partial intestinal obstruction as you are ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, but...: ...But not with latex condoms. Don't use oil-based lubricants with condoms.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, but No: Since you cannot digest it, the approx 120 calories per Tablespoon do not add to your daily intake at all. Even if it did - this would play no role in ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes it works: But may take several doses over several days to resolve. Stay on liquids during the time until the constipation is resolved. It is not meant nor good ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes you can use it up to a year.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The runs: A little bit of mo..Nothing. A shot or two, the runs usually develop...An excellent laxative.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Oil: Oil is nine calories per gram. The highest of foods. Think of olive oil, peanut oil, and the list of oils that are also foods go on and on…. Now if ... Read More

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