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Miami, FL
A 51-year-old male asked:

I used a liquid glycerin suppository last night with almost zero result (2 small, hard stool expulsions) can i repeat and when should stool be normal?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Been x-rayed to check you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist.
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