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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is glycerin suppository good for toddlers constipation? does it hurt after inserting?

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Yes, but be careful: Glycerin suppositories are effective for toddlers. However, administration of any rectal therapy in young children after infancy can be emotionally disturbing. Therefore i generally avoid such therapies for constipation with my young patients.
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