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if im constipated from my norco 10 pain meds. would a mineral oil enema or a saline enema be more effective?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Trial: Start with Fleets enema and if that does not work you may go to mineral oil enema. It may help to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Answered on Sep 9, 2020

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