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Enema Or Glycerin Suppositories
Struggling with constipation after surgery (5-7without going)afraid of enemas (ckd-3)can glycerin suppositories been used daily instead without risks?
Glycerin vs enema: Depends on the situation. Gylcerin suppository is a lubricant that dissolves in your rectum for gentler passage of stool. A fleets enema is reserved for substantial constipation or impaction; it's a saline laxative drawing water into your colon and goes further up the colon and works around hard stools beyond the rectum. Generally, it's not uncommon to try glycerin first, then fleets. ...Read more
Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you don't have an infectious process in your belly and are sure you do not have a bowel obstruction from prior surgery or some other cause, go on liquids and take 1-2 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every 12 hours and you can try 1-2 tablespooons of mineral oil every 12 hours, until you have had a bowel movement and feel emptied. If doesn't resolve with abo. ...Read more
Why do fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) put stress on the kidneys? Are glycerin suppositories safer for heart patients?
Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more
Constipation: They are safe if you follow the instruction and use under your doctors guidance ...Read more
From Above: A better overall strategy is to help constipation " from above" so to speak. Increased fluids, vegetables, salad, perhaps a daily spoonful of metamucil are all helpful. Add in a daily dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or mineral oil and you should be able to have soft daily stools. Using glycerin suppository is safe, however, if the above strategies aren't helping. ...Read more
What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?
How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?
I am constipated and I have taken 2 glycerin suppository already and I am still freel constipated. What should I do? Or take?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try taking one capful of MiraLAX in 8 ounces of fluid. It is a non absorbable polyethylene glycol that will draw water into your bowel and help you have a bowel movement. You need to have enough fluid in your system in order for it to work. You can take it 2-3 days in a row. Drink plenty of fluids, . ...Read more
I've just used one glycerin suppository (4g) and the technician at the pharmacy said I could use another one within one hour. Is it safe to do so?
Hi I've not had a BM in almost 9 days. I've tried bisacadyl and now a glycerin suppository and all its done is give me really bad cramps! Plz help?
Can I breastfeed after taking glycerin suppositories? Also, I took 2 glycerin suppositories within 15 minutes of each other. Is that okay? I got the h
Definitely OK!: Glycerin suppositories should only contain glycerin, and should only be used by insertion in the anus. Glycerin is just a gentle lubricant, it isn't absorbed into your bloodstream and you can use them as often as needed without risk of harming yourself or affecting your breast milk. Remember to keep drinking plenty of fluids and eating a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, & legumes (peas, beans) ...Read more
My son is on liquid iron twice a day and it has given him horrible constiption. It's now been 6 days and I've used 3 glycerin suppositories in the mea?
Probably not much...: We had a rash of patients who misread their instructions and swallowed them instead of using them as directed. One complained of a stomach ache...the rest, nothing happened. Including no results from the suppository. ...Read more
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