A 23-year-old male asked:
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had impacted stool. used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. used one full fleet saline enema. relief. stuff still there. can i use again?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Try: A Fleet mineral oil enema. hold it in for 30 minutes if possible and lying on your left side with feet on a pillow above your hips. Once cleared, to avoid recurrence, make sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily.
Answered on Dec 2, 2018
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