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Can you give detailed description of partialand full bowel obstruction . Will I have gas, where pain felt , can I take Ex-Lax ? Been 20 days since bm.

Can you give detailed description of partialand full bowel obstruction . Will I have gas, where pain felt , can I take Ex-Lax ? Been 20 days since bm.

Bowel Obstruction: You will not pass gas with a complete bowel obstruction. You may pass gas with a partial one. Since you gave not had a bmw in so long, get this checked out first before taking laxatives. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Sounds ok: Taking an ex lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One's primary care doctor can look for the cause, and if nothing serious is found, then occasional laxative use is fine to do. A GI specialist (the one who does colonoscopies) can also be helpful in evaluating chronic constipation symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ex-lax to work for bm?

How long does it take for ex-lax to work for bm?

8 hours: Ex-lax usually takes up to 8 hours to work. You need fiber to keep regular. Also increasing your water intake helps. High fat and processed foods can contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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How long does Ex-Lax take to kick in? Is it going to make me have to go all day?

How long does Ex-Lax take to kick in? Is it going to make me have to go all day?

Ex Lax: Ex Lax usually leads to a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours. Diarrhea is a potential side effect from Sennoside laxatives. ...Read more

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Constipated always up to 6 days a week after having gallbladder removed , take 1 Ex-Lax mutely no help what could be causing this?

Constipated always up to 6 days a week after having gallbladder removed , take 1 Ex-Lax mutely no help what could be causing this?

Check out these: Links. Try drinking lots of water with prune juice, magnesium citrate, stay active etc. If symptom persists, see a GI for possible colonoscopy.Perhaps pain meds ur taking and insufficient fluid intake are contributing to ur symptom. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/constipation/a/constipation.htm. ...Read more

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Hi,So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated.Will it give me diarrhea?And how long will it take

Hi,So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated.Will it give me diarrhea?And how long will it take

Anticipate that...: ...but since we don't know you, we can't estimate your drug response (onset of action or duration). I expect you should notice some cramping soon. ...Read more

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Hi i have recently had constipation and decided to take max strength ex lax. The next day i had bad cramps. Now i see black on stool and black dots?

Hi i have recently had constipation and decided to take max strength ex lax. The next day i had bad cramps. Now i see black on stool and black dots?

Black stool: Peptobismol,if you took it, can cause black stool. Otherwise bleeding from the upper gi tract(stomach,duodenum) is a cause of black stool. Your physician can quickly test a stool sample obtained from a rectal exam and determine whether the stool contains blood. I wouldn't recommend taking harsh laxatives in any event. ...Read more

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Took ex lax lastnight can i take it again today to get all of it out? I poo'd but it also gave me stomach cramps after but nothing rlly coming out..

Took ex lax lastnight can i take it again today to get all of it out? I poo'd but it also gave me stomach cramps after but nothing rlly coming out..

Irritant effect: Avoid laxatives which armature, like Ex-lax. Seek medical attention. Increase daily intake of bran, cereals, fresh fruit, vegetables and consume at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. ...Read more