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Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

Can chronic use of glycerin suppositories cause lasting health effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Rafoth
52 years experience
No: Glycerin is an inert lubricant. The real questions is why you need to use a glycerin lubricant chronically. If for easier bowel movements, there are better long term answers.
Last updated Dec 19, 2013
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