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Can you give miramax to a 7yo who is having constipation problems?

Can you give miramax to a 7yo who is having constipation problems?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-absorbable sugar. It helps with constipation by creating a more concentrated environment in the intestine which draws more fluid into the intestine, thus softening the stool. Because it is not absorbed into the body, it does not act systemically. It is, as a result, safe and effective for almost all children. Discuss with your pediatrician, of course. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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My monther is a person who surfer from elderly constipation. How to do with it?thank you.

My monther is a person who surfer from elderly constipation. How to do with it?thank you.

Define problem pls: How do you define "constipation?" a medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). I know of no patient who died due to bowel infrequency. On the other hand, an obstructed colon that ruptures, leaks, infarcts can be life threatening if the obstruction is not relieved. Is mother's abdomen distended, is there bleeding, weight loss, pain; acute or chronic? ...Read more

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Hi, can this forum help people who is sufferring from depression?, if so, I have a problem, i'd like to discuss with a professional

Hi, can this forum help people who is sufferring from depression?, if so, I have a problem, i'd like to discuss with a professional

Yes: There is no replacement for a consultation in person and evaluation with a mental health professional. A thorough checkup, maybe labs, therapy and meds might be started if you consult a psychiatrist in your area. However, this website can help with questions about depression and other mental health issues. Feel free to ask. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant. Could you please advise whether it's safe for me to take 10mg of Dulcolax orally to help constipation as a one off?

Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant. Could you please advise whether it's safe for me to take 10mg of Dulcolax orally to help constipation as a one off?

Fiber laxative: It may be better to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. I trust that you are seeing your doctor regularly to safeguard your and your baby's health. Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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If u must take a medication daily that causes constipation as a side effect, will u no longer be able to rid a parasite thru diarrhea / loose stools?

If u must take a medication daily that causes constipation as a side effect, will u no longer be able to rid a parasite thru diarrhea / loose stools?

There are 2 problems: Parasitic infection can be treated with Anti parasitic Medication. Constipation can be treated with Stool softener and High Fiber diet. Certain prescription medicines have Constipating side effects . YOu and doctor will have to decide and weigh the options ...Read more

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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with SEVERE insomnia. Cant fall/stay asleep. I'm begging you to give me an example of a good med that doesn't cause weight gain. Please help!

I have been diagnosed with SEVERE insomnia. Cant fall/stay asleep. I'm begging you to give me an example of a good med that doesn't cause weight gain. Please help!

Some basics: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool;. ...Read more

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Why may a dr prescribe topiramate ex-rel to a patient with no seizures,due to this med havin severe effects an not supose to take if u have ostioperos?

Why may a dr prescribe topiramate ex-rel to a patient with no seizures,due to this med havin severe effects an not supose to take if u have ostioperos?

It has other uses: FDA indications for topiramate include seizures and prophylaxis (prevention) of migraines. Topiramate has also been used successfully as treatment for alcoholism, methamphetamine addiction, and cocaine addiction. It also helps prevent antipsychotic-induced weight gain and may be useful for promoting weight loss. Psychiatrists prescribe topiramate for a variety of disorders. ...Read more

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My 106 lb 10 year old is having gas i would like to know if it is safe to give her 125mg simethicone gelcap no health issues are present

My 106 lb 10 year old is having gas i would like to know if it is safe to give her 125mg simethicone gelcap no health issues are present

125mg : 125mg simethicone gelcap should be a safe dose for your 10 year old child. You should not give more than 500mg of simethicone in one day. ...Read more

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Hi I have a friend who is lossing weight which she is not trying to do can you explain a cause of it?

Hi I have a friend who is lossing weight which she is not trying to do can you explain a cause of it?

It depends : Weight loss is a constitutional symptom can indicate a problem with high metabolism ( diabetes, thyroid, cancer) could be related to poor intake ( depression, difficulties with swallowing, strictures at the stomach or its junctions , ulcers etc) could be related to chronic infections such as TB but really needs more evaluations. ...Read more

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Is there any meds that can cause u to need to take a fiber supplement daily to have a productive bowel movement?

Is there any meds that can cause u to need to take a fiber supplement daily to have a productive bowel movement?

Lots: Lots of meds can cause constipation, either by slowing transit time, increasing water extraction from bowel, both mechs, or other. Can include narcotics, calcium channel blockers for BP and heart conditions, calcium supp, other fiber stimulates bms by increasing water in the bowel, making for a bigger, bulkier, softer stool; increases the stretch and then the contractions of the bowel. ...Read more

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What medicine can you recommend to a new born baby for constipation?

What medicine can you recommend to a new born baby for constipation?

Define & use natural: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, i accept the issue as constipation.If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. A vasaline coated q-tip can be manipulated just inside the anus & help a hardened glob pass. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

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Im 36 weeks and I have ( angoisse) a psychiatric problem of fear due to miscarriage can this give me a hard time to deliver the baby normally?

Im 36 weeks and I have ( angoisse)  a psychiatric problem of fear due to miscarriage  can this give me a hard time to deliver the baby normally?

Therapy could help: Seeing a therapist to talk through your fear and anxiety may or may not help the delivery, but there's a good chance it could help you have a better experience of your childbirth. Pre- and peri-natal hypnosis has been shown to be particularly helpful in reducing pain and complications of childbirth. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more