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Glycerin suppository side effects?

Glycerin suppository side effects?

None: That I know of. However would not use it daily, but rather figure out the reason you need one and correct the underying problem whether it be not enough fluids or fiber. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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What are glycerin suppository side-effects?

Slight discharge: Usually no appreciable side effects from glycerin suppositories. There is no medicinal ingredient- they act as a lubricant and can stimulate a bowel movement. May experience slight discharge as the suppository dissolves. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to salline enema?

Are there any side effects to salline enema?

Yes: Side effects of a saline enema may include bloating, abd pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache. Consult with a doctor before initiating any treatment. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Not sure what is: Obvious, but glycerine is the mildest of stimulants to help. It is discourage for people during chemotherapy when blood counts are low because anal stimulatin may allow bacterial entry into the blood stream, and bleeding in those with fragile hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Does water enemas have any side effects on infants?

Does water enemas have any side effects on infants?

Potentially - yes: Water alone injected as an enema can be absorbed by the baby and dilute the balance of the blood. If enough water is absorbed, the baby can have seizures when this balance crosses a critical level. Small amounts (ounce or two) are unlikely to cause a problem, but I never recommend them. ...Read more

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What are some common side-effects or risks involved in barium enema?

What are some common side-effects or risks involved in barium enema?

Constipation: Occcasionally it may cause constipation if barium not completely evacuated. I suggest at least 48 oz of water the day after the exam. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a glycerin suppository inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects of a glycerin suppository inserted in the wrong hole?

Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more

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What are the side effects if a glycerin suppository is inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects if a glycerin suppository is inserted in the wrong hole?

Probably none: Presuming you mean a glycerine suppository inserted into the vagina. If you mean inserted into the mouth, it is unlikely to taste very good. In either event, it is unlikely to cause a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?

None.: Glycerin is a lubricat to aid in defacation. I'm sure you are talking about the vagina. The mouth would be too far off the mark. ...Read more

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Which is better to use, glycerin suppository or a fleets enema?

Which is better to use, glycerin suppository or a fleets enema?

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

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What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work? Enema?

What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work? Enema?

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

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What is the best thing to do if no relief from glycerin suppository? Will enema shoot it up inside me?

Much depends: On the duration of no bm. Laxatives either form bulk (fiber), draw fluid into the gut (mg++ types), lubricate (mineral oil), or stimulate (bisacodyl- dulcolax). Fleets enema helps clear from below, the laxatives work from above. ...Read more

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Had no bm for a week, finally succeeded w glycerin enema 4days ago. Still no bm since then. Nauseous & tried going but only alot of brown mucusy stuff?

Constipation: Recommend increasing fiber and fluid intake as well as activity. The brown mucus could be leakage around constipated stool. Could also try miralax (polyethylene glycol). If symptoms persist you need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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No bm for a week. Resorted to very small glycerin enema. Worked immediately but had severe cramping. 5 hrs later & hasn't stopped, in excruciating pain?

No bm for a week. Resorted to very small glycerin enema. Worked immediately but had severe cramping. 5 hrs later & hasn't stopped, in excruciating pain?

Must see a doctor: A glycerin enema should not cause cramping. If you are in excruciating pain then you need to seek medical help. A blockage can become very serious if left untreated. Signs of a blockage after using the enema as described would be diarrhea despite still feeling backed up or when you did have the bowel movement, if it was long and thin and again you still feel backed up. ...Read more

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Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. Used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?

Try: A Fleet mineral oil enema. hold it in for 30 minutes if possible and lying on your left side with feet on a pillow above your hips. Once cleared, to avoid recurrence, make sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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My 1 year old is constipated, so I tried to insert a glycerin pediatric enema. She moved suddenly and it went into her vagina. She bled a little.?

My 1 year old is constipated, so I tried to insert a glycerin pediatric enema. She moved suddenly and it went into her vagina. She bled a little.?

It happens: Its happened before and is unlikely to cause any problem if you removed what you could of the suppository. The blood was likely triggered when you overstretched/tore the hymen. With a little warm water wash and time the area will heal. If she has related symptoms of pain with voiding or vaginal discharge have her evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) put stress on the kidneys? Are glycerin suppositories safer for heart patients?

Phosphate: The kidney removes excess phospate, this ability is degraded in ckd. Fleets phosphasoda enemas contain large amounts of sodium phosphate. It is recommended to not use phosphate enemas in chronic kidney disease. The same is true for na phosphate containing bowel preps. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant and it's been 5 weeks, give or take a few days, since I've had a bowel movement. Enemas don't work. Side effects?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and it's been 5 weeks, give or take a few days, since I've had a bowel movement. Enemas don't work. Side effects?

Pregnancy: Hi, do you have any other symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, r u able to pass gas? How about you see an MD for help. ...Read more

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Side effects of getting off simvasyatim?

Side effects of getting off simvasyatim?

Side effect: Do you mean "simvastatin"?, if so, then there is no side effect from stopping simvastatin; however if you have high cholesterol and you stop taking your medication, the level of cholesterol may increase again, you also need to control your diet, such as avoiding red meat, cheese, eggs, whole milk etc... ...Read more

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Any side effects for taking garlic pills?

Any side effects for taking garlic pills?

None: Garlic seems to be a popular nutrition addition although there is no data to support its efficacy. The only side effect is the cost of the item. ...Read more

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Glycerin (Definition)

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