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Can You Take A Laxative After Blood In Your Stool
Nothing for now: Blood in the stool is never "normal". However, colon cleansing can aggrevate hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins) and cause bleeding. Warm baths with epsom salts and a cream like anusol will help. However, if the bleeding persists, there may be a colon polyp or tumor that is bleeding. If so, please see a doctor for an exam. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Yes: Both are safe , but make sure your OB knows everything you are taking and any ?S about safety of any meds should be directed to your ob. ...Read more
Not directly: but all opioids, including oxycodone can result in constipation, which can lead to straining at stool and result in hemorrhoids or anal fissures, which can result in blood in your stool. Blood in the stool is never normal, and you should see your health care provider, who may want to do further testing, depending on results of history and physical examination. ...Read more
Prior to a colonoscopy, laxatives are given to completely empty the colon. Normal to take a few days to have a bowel movement?
Yes : Especially if biopsies obtained or polyps removed. If persists call yor gi. ...Read more
If straight after a meal your stonach cramps badly and you need to use the toilet within 5 minutes could it be your stomach that is a problem?
Yes you have GI prob: With your symptoms you do have a gastro intestinal disorder and need to see your doctor to find out what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more
If you're trapped indoors with no access to a toilet after a disaster, what can you use for taking care of poop and pee?
Well you are still f: Fasting when you vomit... But it could change your electrolyte balance. ...Read more
I'm having a lot of difficulty with bowel movements and was wondering how long it takes for this miralax (polyethylene glycol) to kick in and allow me to get a stool out?
It can be up to 12-24 hours : Male sure you are seeing your doctor on this. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can work faster than the above, but you need to hydrate more as constipation can be caused from dehydration. You may need a stool softener too. Most importantly if you have pain or not pooped in 2 days, you need to call your doctor now for stronger recommendations. Don't delay! ...Read more
Sometimes . . .: Checking for H pylori is a different & separate test than checking for blood. Your doc can order one w/o other. H pylori is an infection of stomach that can increase risk for ulcer but there are many reasons besides stomach ulcer for blood to appear in stool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to not have a bowel movement for an entire day after taking 2 Immodium the night before? Should I take a stool softener just in case?
Mucus in Stool: Some amount of mucus in the stool is normal; Significant amounts of mucus and mucus accompanied by diarrhea, pain or blood may signify an intestinal condition such as infection or inflammation. Increased amounts of mucus in the stool can also occur with cancers of the colon or rectum or with bowel obstruction. See your Physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Can any doc explain if you get sick from the colonoscopy preparation like drinking the laxative and golightly liquid?
How long does the body take to reabsorb water from your stool? I had a soft bm followed by a hard one an hour later.
It can happen: It can. Sometimes a hemorrhoid will bleed just once and then not again for a long time. Possibly an infectious cause that cleared up. I usually advise people with this symptom to get checked out anyway by endoscopy - at least once, just to make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more
Shouldnt 51g. Of miralax (polyethylene glycol) be enough to make you have a bm if your constipated? If no results should I take more or be seen for blockage
Try and see: Constipation is very common; most women suffer from it. Some medications can make it worse. Try to prevent it by increasing your fiber intake (preferable trough food as fruit, veggies, brown rice, no pizza/bread) and drinking plenty of fluids (most women don't) MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works, if not try senna with colace, milk of magnesia. If these don't do the trick see your doctor. You may need a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Does the test that checks for blood in your stool need to be done by a gastroenterologist, or can any doctor do it?
Yes: Easy test performed by any practitioner- simply smear stool on paper slide, apply reagent, and there will be a color change if blood is detected. ...Read more
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