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Soap enema for constipation

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Seek care: You are describing several symptoms that may or may not be interrelated. More information is needed. Recommend evaluation by a physician.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation is very common. It is not necessary to have a bowel movement every day. Using enemas on a daily basis will not help the problem, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Not occassionally: But harsh laxatives like exlax , dulcolax, magnesium citrate, correctol can cause severe problems. Stay on a liquid diet, take mineral oil and/or milk... Read More
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes: To most people it is unpleasant.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Seems like: A waste of vodka!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia may be a better start.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
If constipation: Has resolved, avoid it by eating a hi fiber diet and drinking at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and regular exercise.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Babies and Enemas: None. Please do not attempt this. Use water or other liquids from above.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: If you feel like there is stool in your rectum, a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppository may relieve the blockage and get you goin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Sasson
32 years experience
Fleets enema: Fleets enemas are gentle and do give a good result. However, when starting to treat constipation oral agents to start are better than enemas.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Get seen: If diet / stool softener hasn't worked and you're still constipated, get evaluted by a competent physician. Hypothyroidism is easy to diagnose; anothe... Read More
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