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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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How to soften stool thats already ready 'to comeout' of my anus? Took Dulcolax but still painful :(

How to soften stool thats already ready 'to comeout' of my anus? Took Dulcolax but still painful :(

Varies: If a hard stool is right at the anus, a hot bath and manually removing the stool with your finger after the water has softened it may be your best choice at this time. Occasionally inserting a glycerin suppository may help draw water down to the hard stool or even the use of a Fleet's enema. Hope this helps.... http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/constipation-age-12-and-older-home-treatment ...Read more

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Took Dulcolax yesterday and my stools come out soft? Also feel bloated and like I havent emptied my system enough

Took Dulcolax yesterday and my stools come out soft? Also feel bloated and like I havent emptied my system enough

?constipated: You may still be constipated. You may need another dulcolax and you should drink plenty of fluids/water. See Dr. if your issues continue to rule out other intestinal conditions...Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from hard stools everytime i go to the bathroom, and recently i started taking Dulcolax Pink but is not working. What can i do?

I've been suffering from hard stools everytime i go to the bathroom, and recently i started taking Dulcolax Pink but is not working. What can i do?

Try: Increasing your carbohydrates, drinking more fluids, eating more fruits and vegetables along with the stool softener. If still having issues a check up by your doctor would be indicated. ...Read more

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I've had constipation issues for 6months, I use Dulcolax a lot. I have piles and bloody stools everytime I pass stools. Should I be worried?

I've had constipation issues for 6months, I use Dulcolax a lot. I have piles and bloody stools everytime I pass stools. Should I be worried?

Maybe : First , are changing your diet ? You must drink sufficient water, eat more fiber and vegetables in order to minimize the amount of laxatives/stool softeners you are using . Perhaps there is something new In your diet that is causing it. The blood could me coming secondary to the hard stools which can cause trauma to the GI mucosa, hemorrhoids and so forth . See your doctor to get evaluated ...Read more

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Took dulcolax at nite. Worked next morning took birth control at 9 am on time. 15 mins later little bit of runny watery stool. Bcp still effective?

Took dulcolax at nite. Worked next morning took birth control at 9 am on time. 15 mins later little bit of runny watery stool. Bcp still effective?

YES: The pill is absorbed completely by your UPPER GI tract (Stomach. small intestine) Whatgoes on in your lower bowel does not affect the absorption above! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Took a liter of salt water enema and nothing came out, no bm for 3 days now, having pain from hemorrhoids, what's the best stool softerner? dulcolax?

Took a liter of salt water enema and nothing came out, no bm for 3 days now, having pain from hemorrhoids, what's the best stool softerner? dulcolax?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): or polyethylene glycol is a powder that when mixed with water forms a colorless, odorless, tasteless solution that will soften your bowel movement. Take 1 capful twice daily for the first day to get things moving then 1 capful daily for as long as you need your stools softened. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How long will a Dulcolax stool softener work? Gave one to my son at 7pm last night and he is STILL pooping. Do they usually last that long?

How long will a Dulcolax stool softener work? Gave one to my son at 7pm last night and he is STILL pooping. Do they usually last that long?

StartedSomething: The half-life (time it takes for the dose given to decrease by half) for dulcolax is 8 hrs. You gave your son a stimulant laxative to initiate bowel movements after a period of constipation, it stands to reason that they are going to continue to be moving until the lowest effective dose is gone. ...Read more

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I took one Dulcolax laxative & a few Dulcolax stool softeners. I had normal BM few hours after. Can Dulcolax cause painful cramping? Very strong

I took one Dulcolax laxative & a few Dulcolax stool softeners. I had normal BM few hours after. Can Dulcolax cause painful cramping? Very strong

Probably, since...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Cramping would be a common side effect, but if persistent please seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Do i still need to take all of the 4 Dulcolax and 8.3 ounes of miralax (polyethylene glycol) power for colon scope if I have been having loose stools for 5 weeks?

Do i still need to take all of the 4 Dulcolax and 8.3 ounes of miralax (polyethylene glycol) power for colon scope if I have been having loose stools for 5 weeks?

Yes: Follow the instructions you were given. You don't want to go in for your colonoscopy, be anesthetized, and then wake to find out they couldn't complete the procedure because you weren't adequately cleaned out. It's a waste of time and money...And embarrassing, too! ...Read more

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Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?

Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?

May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or tear and those are very painful as well. Other rx meds can possibly help or you may need surgery. See your doctor to determine the right course of therapy. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement since Wednesday. When I try going, it hurts to pass the stool. Should I take dulcolax stool softener to help?

I haven't had a bowel movement since Wednesday. When I try going, it hurts to pass the stool. Should I take dulcolax stool softener to help?

Need laxative: Hi, Thank you for your question. You may have fecal obstruction due to not going for a while. You need more of a laxative than a stool softener. You should increase fiber in your diet and drink more water. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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1st part of stool is hard & gets lil blood stain on it. Dont see stain wen taking stool softner. Happning for 3 weeks. How to soften stool widout med?

1st part of stool is hard & gets lil blood stain on it. Dont see stain wen taking stool softner. Happning for 3 weeks. How to soften stool widout med?

Avoiding Constipatio: Drink plenty of water at least 64 oz a day, eat more fruits and vegetables and salads.Apple Juice and Prune juice may help .Different kind of beans are rich in fiber too. ...Read more

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Is Ducolax stools softner safe to use everyday?

Is Ducolax stools softner safe to use everyday?

Ducolax: My preference is not to rely on supplements but to use dietary modification. That includes fiber brown rice ,oats lentils barley, kale, strawberries, avocados and fluid 2-3 liters/day alternating water with juices, gatorade,exercise ( moves bowels),relaxation.. Discuss with your doctor/ urgent care/remote physician.. ...Read more

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Pregancy stool softner?

Pregancy  stool softner?

Over the counter : There are a few of them that are over the counter. Docusate sodium and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) should work. Also drink a lot of water daily. Also can eat prunes or drink prune juice. ...Read more

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Which is the best stool softner without side effects?

Which is the best stool softner without side effects?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a stool softner every day? I can't seem to go most of the time without taking them.

Is it safe to use a stool softner every day? I can't seem to go most of the time without taking them.

Your : Your question was asked by somebody else and answered please see here: http://www.Avvo.Com/medical-advice/can-i-take-a-stool-softener-everyday-670750.Html?Ref=answer_question_serp_title_1. ...Read more

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