A 33-year-old member asked:
mineral oil for constipation, does it work?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered
41 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 to be taken every day for long periods of time. Better to treat the cause of the constipation and hence prevent it than to have to treat the constipation after it develops.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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