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what should you do if laxatives and stool softner are not working while on pain medicine

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
SURE THING: And do not forget to drink plenty of water please.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
8 years experience Sleep Medicine
Ok: Metamucil or docusate should be ok. Don't take them together.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Constipation: I am happy you are figuring this out. Your doctor may have to prescribe you a prescription strength laxative. But, try ingesting three liters of w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The "secret": is WATER!! FLUIDS!!!!.. drink as much as you can..Your stools are hard because they are DRY! The Large Bowel REMOVES fluid from the stool . You have ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Migraine Meds: While the nsaids work well it is often useful to have more than one choice so you do not develop rebound headaches from over utilization of one agent. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Senna or docusate: Both senna (derived from plants, most common brand name senekot) and docusate (synthetic medicine, most common brand name colace) are available over-t ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Constipated: Yes you should be able to take a stool softener.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: This would depend upon the activity of your disease. Do you have abdominal pain, bloating, fever, etc? Are you on any medications for the Crohn's? Alt ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
No BM: Continue using the stool softener with lots of water as you have been. However, it appears that you also need a stimulant laxative take 2 senna (sen ... Read More
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