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can i take a stool softener while having an active case of diverticulitis?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
It is usually: suggested that diverticulitis best to a diet which contains significant residue . Since stool "softeners"usually contain artificial "bulk" I would think it would be OK. HOWEVER I would suggest you consult with you Treating Health Care Professional before taking ANY medication which might have an effect upon your bowel condition! Hope this helps Dr Z
Answered on Apr 8, 2017

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