A 27-year-old member asked:
how long is it safe to take a stool softener for?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Long time: Stool softeners can be taken safely for a long period of time, however, this should not lull you to believe that your problem may be a benign one. There are different causes of constipation and you may need to either describe your problem in greater detail or see your doctor to figure out why you are constipated.
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
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