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Fleet Enema Stool Softener
Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ;assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persists. ...Read more
Two painful BMs, now none for four days. Stool softener, enema an hour ago have not resolved. Is it too soon to try a suppository? Should I see a dr?
Constipation: not too soon but may need to see a doc or perform a virtual consult for help ...Read more
Haven't had normal bm in 2 weeks, tried stool softener, laxative, more fiber, & enema. Causes loose stool. Worried about impaction? What should I do?
Pain or bloating?: If not you can keep doing what your doing for a while but if pain or distention develop see your doctor pronto. ...Read more
Internal hemorrhoids are swollen and make the passing of the stool difficult need to strain hard and have to use enemas to have a bm. The stool is flat but soft, i take a stool softener every evening.
What do I do if I can't have a bowel movement after 10 days, despite using stool softeners, fiber and enemas?
Constipation: Please seek medical attention. It is recommended to have high fiber foods, brown rice, oats, barley, lentils, black beans, kale, strawberries, raspberries, carrots,avocado and drink plenty of fluid 2-3 liters a day more if exercising or hot weather.( mixture of water and gaterade) Conditions that can cause constipation : hypothyroidism, ovarian tumor, colon cancer , rare diseases ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer