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Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Constipation care: The best way to manage constipation is with a daily regimen that keeps you regular. For many reasons it is not good to wait until you are very constipated, then take something to treat it. The best medication to use, which is safe to use every day, is glycolax. Use glycolax daily, consume plenty of fiber and drink lots of water. Avoid suppositoty use unless you are severely constipated. ...Read more

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My stomachs been hurting for days even after i eat. I think im constipated cause i cant go. How many glasses of prune juice? 3? I have school tmro so

My stomachs been hurting for days even after i eat. I think im constipated cause i cant go. How many glasses of prune juice? 3? I have school tmro so

Abdominal pain: Would need much more information and the ability to examine you in order to respond helpfully. If you have been constipated for some time this may be producing a physiological obstruction, or it may be due to an anatomical obstruction. You really need to be examined and a full history taken. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can prunes help constipation?

Can prunes help constipation?

Yes: What gets you going: fruit [including prunes] & veggies. Fiber [whole grains. Think brown, not white. Oatmeal]. Drink up: 8-10 glasses of water a day. Get moving 30-60 minutes a day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are prunes a good remedy for constipation?

Are prunes a good remedy for constipation?

All fruits: Vegetables and grains along with adequate fluid(80-100) ounces per day is effective. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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How good is prune juice for constipation?

How good is prune juice for constipation?

Very good: Prune juice or prunes with plenty of water, better yet drink the prune juice warm. ...Read more

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How much prune juice will help relive my constipation?

How much prune juice will help relive my constipation?

May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed-up cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many prunes should I eat to get rid of my severe constipation?

How many prunes should I eat to get rid of my severe constipation?

May or may not help: Eating prunes can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more