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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("flop ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Beware side effects: "Irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("flop ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Senna laxative: is FDA nonprescription. Most common side effects are stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Senna Side effects: Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrh ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Senna: As a laxative & used occasionally, it seems safe. If abused or in excess, it can lead to liver & kidney problems.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Adiction: And 'lazy bowel" as well as causing melanosis coli or black pigmentation of the colon lining, making colonoscopy near impossible if not difficult and ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
To ER or doctor: You should take your mother to er or her doctor immediately . All these are signs of intestinal obstruction , could be due to any reason from adhes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: The most common are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Laxative: Helps your bowels move - it irritates them.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Vegitable fiber: This is a good summary article: http://www.drugs.com/senna.html

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