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Frequency Of Enemas
What are the size effects of regular use of glycerine suppositories use to gain releif from incomplete defecation;thanks?
None: These were promoted by cancer quacks in the early 20th cenetury and are used today only by charlatans. People have died from them. If you think you have been suckered by a sweet-talking, seemingly-knowledgeable crook, contact your district attorney or the state board of healing arts. ...Read more
Not really: Age/religious beliefs and affiliation have been found to have a significant relationship between masturbation and women. Sex can lead to a UTI due to bacteria contamination. There is so data that female leads to uti. Some actually suggest it lowers UTI risk by "massaging" the urethra abd aiding in bacterial expulsion. Vigorous massage in the area could cause urethral sensitivity and frequency. ...Read more
Frequent urination with small amounts of urine passed. Waking multiple times a night to use the restroom. Limited intake of fluids. History of elevated cholesterol.
Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?
Gout and stones: Gout is a well described illness in medical history literature; it was common; with measurement of uric acid in the blood and with effective medicines to lower uric acid, gout is less frequent and less common; uric acid stones account for only about 10-15% of all stones; calcium oxalate is the most common now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here is ...: Voiding diaries is the self-recorded detailed intake and urine output every single time serially for usually 2 days so to be analyzed and document patients' lifestyle in fluid intake and how much they void day and night. Thereby, the possibility of over drinking, polyuric nocturia, etc. could be documented, and some realistic lifestyle can be adjusted and modified. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've seen different types of OTC laxatives (stimulant, saline, stool softeners, etc.). Which would be best for occasional treatment of constipation?
If occasional: it doesn't matter much what you take, but it sounds like you have a number of GI issues. The best way to treat constipation is to avoid it, but taking in adequate fluid and a good amount of fiber, preferably from natural sources (like fruits/vegetables with lots of roughage). Stimulant laxatives can lead to dependency, and I generally recommend avoiding them. Occasionaf milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is ok. ...Read more
What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation?
4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Sudden onset of VERY markedly decreased bowel movement for several days. Drinking lots of fluids and taking softener. Concerning?
Not likely IBS alone: While it is possible your ibs may be causing gasiness, you more likely are describing a urologic problem like urethritis or even an ascending kidney infection. At the very least, you warrant examination physically and of your urine, and may need antibiotics. Call your doctor please. ...Read more
Colonic enemas: Legitimate uses for colonic enemas or cleanses is for severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfuction or as part of a bowel prep. Prior to surgery involving bowel. Colonic cleanse can be performed by a cleanout from above prior to colonoscopy or bowel surgery. Colonic cleanses, for otherwise healthy individuals, is hocus pocus with no proof of efficacy. Thus best avoided if not indicated. ...Read more
Can a daily routine (years) of excessive straining on the bowel cause a loss of peristalsis in the colon? What is the chance of diverticulitis?
NO: The straining won't cause loss of normal gut motility, but it could cause anorectal problems, such as hemorrhoids. I suggest you focus on a good, fibre rich diet, good hydration, and add a bulk laxative to your daily regimen. These steps will not only help your bowel function, thus reducing your need to strain, but will also reduce your risk of diverticular disease. Good luck. ...Read more
It's a scam: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer