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36 weeks preg. Struggled whole pregnanvy w constipation. Milk of mag colace (docusate sodium) duralax nothing is working can I take a laxative in pill form? I'm miserabl

36 weeks preg. Struggled whole pregnanvy w constipation. Milk of mag colace (docusate sodium) duralax nothing is working can I take a laxative in pill form? I'm miserabl

Call your OB MD: It is essential that the OB MD who is treating your pregnancy manage your problems without interference from this forum, as he/she knows every aspect of your constipation issues. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which laxative to be used during pregnancy?

Which laxative to be used during pregnancy?

Lactulose & Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Lactulose or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are safe options. Docusate may be as well, but in my experience less effective. ...Read more

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Will taking laxative in pregnancy effect the baby?

Not recommended: Irritating laxatives (Ex-Lax, for example) aren't recommended in pregnancy because they can cause uterine contractions. What is generally recommended are stool softeners such as Docusate Sodium and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there any laxatives that are safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) senna are safe with pregnancy, I don't recommend them routinely. If you are having constant problems, tell your doctor.

Basic things are eating appropriate fiber like vegetables, and drink plenty of water. If you are on iron, ask your doctor if you can decrease or stop the iron. ...Read more

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Are laxatives safe to use (once or twice a month) during pregnancy?

Laxatives: Most laxatives are what is called category c in pregnancy which means that damage has been seen only in experimental animals but can't tell for sure in humans. One of the safest ones is lactulose which is category b which is better. Anyway, you are better off trying a high fiber diet (fruits, veggies, prune juice) and plenty of water. If it doesn't work consult your OB doc before trying any meds. ...Read more

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Can drinking laxatives affect my pregnancy?

Yes, chronic abuse: Of laxatives or other eating disorder symptoms can negatively impact pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 28wks pregnant and need to take a laxative. Are laxatives with sennosides harmful during pregnancy?

Obstetrician: I firmly believe that a pregnant woman should check with her obstetrician before taking any medications and that includes over the counter ones as some products could stimulate uterine contractions although a simple stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Yes: But any meds you may want to take, you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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What is a safe oral laxative (in tablet form) for use during pregnancy? Is Dulcolax ok?

Several options: Dulcolax is safe but not particularly effective. I recommend MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or the generic equivalent. That seems to work better. Fiber supplements like citrucel are also ok. ...Read more

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I have been taking a weight loss tea with laxatives and I have an implanon implant does that create risk for pregnancy?

I have been taking a weight loss tea with laxatives and I have an implanon implant does that create risk for pregnancy?

Implant will work: Laxatives and stimulants are for very short term use only. No stimulant has ever been shown to cause permanent weight loss. Try restricting your menu to only whole fruit, vegetables (no potato), eggs, meat, and water. 100%. No dairy. Don't eat anything that has an ingredient list until you reach your goal. We are mammals. We were not built to eat processed foods. ...Read more

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How do I know when the abortion pill has terminated the pregnancy?

How do I know when the abortion pill has terminated the pregnancy?

Post pill exam: You should go back to the MD for an exam to be sure all the gestational material was expelled. ...Read more

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What to do if I am planning on getting a pregnancy test soon but if I get the Plan B pill will it still terminate a pregnancy if there is one?

What to do if I am planning on getting a pregnancy test soon but if I get the Plan B pill will it still terminate a pregnancy if there is one?

Plan B will: Not terminate a pregnancy. If you think you may already be pregnant- take a pregnancy test. Plan b is not designed to be used by females who are already pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm still using bc pill and get pregnant. I'm 6weeks now but my u/s is only empty sac... Is it because of the pill? . My pregnancy symptoms are fading..

I'm still using bc pill and get pregnant. I'm 6weeks now but my u/s is only empty sac... Is it because of the pill? . My pregnancy symptoms are fading..

No: No it is not because of the pills. It may happen for any women even without the pills.
It is just a mistake of the nature so the wrong egg is being conceived by the sperm. Usually it will end up to a miscarriage and if not then you need a simple curettage procedure to remove it from your uterus. ...Read more

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I had a medical abirtion 6 months ago. Is it possible for a most experienced gynec to find out if I terminated my pregnancy or I was ever pregnant?

I had a medical abirtion 6 months ago. Is it possible for a most experienced gynec to find out if I terminated my pregnancy or I was ever pregnant?

Previous Abortion: If the evidence of a positive pregnancy test or pelvic ultrasound confirming an early pregnancy is missing, then it is difficult to find out if you were pregnant before. We can only speculate based on your subjective information. If you are now ready to have children then proceed. ...Read more

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If you ovulate on your left side and get pregnant. If you terminated the pregnancy after a month does your next ovulation happen on your right side?

If you ovulate on your left side and get pregnant. If you terminated the pregnancy after a month does your next ovulation happen on your right side?

Sometimes: Women most commonly alternate sides on which they ovulate, but not always. The best way to tell where a woman ovulated from, is to perform an ultrasound and see where her corpus luteum is... The little cyst that forms in the site of ovulation. Good question! ...Read more

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If there is no chance of a new pregnancy and the former pregnancy was terminated what could cause someone to not have a period?

If there is no chance of a new pregnancy and the former pregnancy was terminated what could cause someone to not have a period?

Hormone fluctations: Many factors can be involved with not having a period and seeking advice from your primary care doctor is important with this ailment. Many times in my office, associations are low wt, tobacco, otc products and stress can be a culprit. Other times a hormone fluctuation is the issue. ...Read more

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I am exactly 5 weeks pregnant and I'd like to terminate the pregnancy using pills. Please, what pills and how am I supposed to take them?

I am exactly 5 weeks pregnant and I'd like to terminate the pregnancy using pills. Please, what pills and how am I supposed to take them?

Planned parenthood: Please go to the local office of planned parenthood, if you do not have a doctor. Go there as soon as possible. They will be able to help you and safeguard your health.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I had to have a pregnancy terminated. I'm Rh neg but I didn't get my rhogam shot until 81 hours after. Could it still work? When can I find out?

I had to have a pregnancy terminated. I'm Rh neg but I didn't get my rhogam shot until 81 hours after. Could it still work? When can I find out?

It still could work: Rhogam can work up to 96 hours, so you have a good chance of being protected. You need an antibody screen drawn in about 6-8 weeks to be sure. Good luck! Dr. S ...Read more

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Is there still any risk of complication in future pregnancy if my previous one was medically terminated?

Is there still any risk of complication in future pregnancy if my previous one was medically terminated?

No: If the termination was done by a md either surgically or with medication there are no risks to future pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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I was 3 weeks along when I terminated my pregnancy. Now a week later, pregnacy test shows positive. Is that normal?

I was 3 weeks along when I terminated my pregnancy. Now a week later, pregnacy test shows positive. Is that normal?

Still pos preg test: Your hormone level of pregnancy (beta-HcG) does not go to zero immediately after surgery. It gradually steps down making a test persistently positive. It is never a bad idea to check a final level at your final check up. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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