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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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Pa diagnosed very silent bowels. Treated with ducolax. So far lots of loose or liquid bm's. Does that mean it's working? Is very silent bowels bad?

Pa diagnosed very silent bowels. Treated with ducolax. So far lots of loose or liquid bm's.  Does that mean it's working? Is very silent bowels bad?

Word games: I'm afraid our attempts to communicate with patients are often misunderstood. I would call"very quiet bowel sounds" an observation, not a diagnosis.Perhaps, with the ducolax, s/he assumed you were constipated. Bowel sounds can be active or quiet at different times in the same patient over a period of minutes or hours. By itself, it has no specific meaning. ...Read more

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Can a gel like mass on the thyroid area turn into a liquid like mass?

Can a gel like mass on the thyroid area turn  into a liquid like mass?

Not sure what mean: Cysts within the thyroid contain fluid, typically colloid, sometimes blood. Colloid can be very thick (looks like motor oil). The viscosity has more to do with how long it has been there rather than to whether it is worrisome or not. ...Read more

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What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

Varies: It depends upon what medication you are talking about. In general, however, fastest absorption is the sublingual route, where the medication is placed under the tongue. Very few medications, however, are designed to be taken this way. Next fastest are usually the gel caps. Chewables actually have about the same absorption as solid pills. If wondering about a specific medication, ask pharmacist! ...Read more

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Hi. how long does it take for green tea extract liquid gels to work?

Hi. how long does it take for green tea extract liquid gels to work?

No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dulcolax (Definition)

Dulcolax is a laxative which is a ...Read more