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soap enema for constipation

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Magoun
25 years experience Family Medicine
Fred 61: You should absolutely be evaluated by your physician or a gastroenterologist with either colonoscopy or at the least flexible sigmoidoscopy if you hav ... Read More
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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.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Seems like: A waste of vodka!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia may be a better start.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
27 years experience General Practice
Babies and Enemas: None. Please do not attempt this. Use water or other liquids from above.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
30 years experience Gastroenterology
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.

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