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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about it's like to use senokot (senna) max strength before?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
I wouldn't recommend: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), &soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Personal experience: Not pleasant. My experience with a pharmaceutical sample was some very unpleasant cramping pains that there was nothing to do but wait to wear off.

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