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what is the best type of stool softener?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Mineral oil: Over the counter mineral oil is better than stool softener in capsules. About a tablespoon or less at bedtime according to benefit.
Answered on Jul 19, 2018

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