A 43-year-old member asked:
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what does stool softener actually do?

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Dr. Richard Rafoth
51 years experience Gastroenterology
Helps moisten stool: They cause stool to retain more water and thus be softer in consistency.
Answered on Feb 20, 2019

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Mineral oil: Over the counter mineral oil is better than stool softener in capsules. About a tablespoon or less at bedtime according to benefit.

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