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what is the best thing to do if no relief from glycerin suppository? will enema shoot it up inside me?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Much depends: On the duration of no bm. Laxatives either form bulk (fiber), draw fluid into the gut (mg++ types), lubricate (mineral oil), or stimulate (bisacodyl- dulcolax). Fleets enema helps clear from below, the laxatives work from above.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
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