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Are There Any Natural Bowel Preps I Can Use Before My Colonoscopy
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
No, depends,: Is the ulcer from venous, arterial or diabetic neuropathic. Relaxation will not help any. Stop smoking, . Compression therapy for venous, improve circulation for arterial, offloading for neuropathic. These are the first line rx. However all need debridement and good wound care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I occasionally get thin stools that stay for a month or so. Idon't have colon cancer. Are there any natural ways to relieve thin stools and constipation?
More fiber in diet: If you suffer from constipation, a great natural way to have regular and normal bms is to increase the fiber in your diet and to drink lots water. You can do it by eating foods high in fiber or taking in daily fiber in preparations such as metamucil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) after having barium sulfate for a small bowel study study. Are there any interactions?
I get side effects with suppositories available, [used for internal piles], please can you advice if there are any made of natural products on market?
Yes: Piles, or hemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum and result from straining during bowel movements or pressure during pregnancy or sitting. Many effective options are available to treat hemorrhoids. Most people can get relief from symptoms using home treatments (sitz baths, pads containing witchhazel) and lifestyle changes (fiber, stool softeners). ...Read more
Pregnant and throwing up between 1 and 2 times a day. We have tried ginger peppermint B6 limes to no avail. Any other home or natural remedies for vomting during pregnancy? Help would be appreciated.
Homeopathy and...: My favorite treatment for morning sickness is homeopathy. You can try remedies suggested here: http://healthyhomeopathy.com/cases/homeopathy-for-morning-sickness/ but if they don't help consult a homeopath as there are many other remedies that can help. For other natural options see http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9602/30-natural-remedies-for-morning-sickness.html Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help
I am 39 weeks and have tried castor oil to help move things along it did not do anything except cause diarrhea. Are there any other natural ways?
I have ibs. What are some OTC meds that aid in alleviating constipation? I already take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and benefiber, but am looking for immediate relief.
Fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) : If you haven't tried it. Lots of fluids and fibers, fruits and veges. ...Read more
What can I do to help ease diarrhea pains, or diarrhea all together? Natural cures would be preferred. Am not sick, just monthly feminine problems.
Are there any home remedies to cure severe eczema and dry skin on palms? I would like to try other methods before considering to take steroids. Thanks
Multiple causes...: Urine should generally not have a bad smell. There are somethings that can alter the smell of urine such as B vitamins and certain vegetables, this is usually not troublesome. If your urine is dark it may be more pungent and this could indicate dehydration, you should drink more throughout the day. If it is cloudy or painful then this could indicate infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Is there any safe prescription or anything that can be done for irritable bowel syndrome-constipation while breastfeeding my 7 month old?
Certainly: Increasing evidence suggests that the use of "probiotics" has been found to assist in the normalization of many sufferers of ibs. Probiotics would not be harmful during breast feeding. Additionally, during bouts of constipation, polyethylene glycol (aka miralax) is commonly used for constipation in pediatrics; therefore, use by you should not pose a problem while breastfeeding. Both avaiable otc. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and very constipated i've tried milk of magnesium and stool softeners nothing is helping is there any other laxative i can take?
What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.
High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives . Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more
I have tried bladder training exercises and several meds-even the over active bladder patch. Is there anything I can do to prevent having accidents?
Here are some...: Remember: Mental & physical adoption & adaption for healthy lifestyle should be foundation of healthy care and precede drugs & surgery as needed. So, do: Refrain from coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy / acidic foods, smoking, alcohol, etc.; pee timely; moderate fluid consumption; ... ...Read more
How do I get semi regular bms when on narcotics or aleveate some of the constipation? Natural options? What laxatives are better than others?
What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?
Is methylene blue available otc? If not, are there any OTC substitute dyes that i can self-inject into my rectum to confirm rectovaginal fistula?
Go see your doctor: Trying to figure out if you have a rectovaginal fistula is not a do-it-yourself project. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rectovaginal-fistula/ds01065 for info re rvf esp diagnostic testing. Use of contrast dye is only one way to prove the presence of rvf but it's not enough for surgeon to act upon (also need to find cause). So go see your family doc or gynecologist for appropriate tests. ...Read more
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