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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Are fleet glycerin suppositories safe? I am having trouble going. Too big to pass and have hemorrhoids. Extra fiber and water is not helping. Do I use

Are fleet glycerin suppositories safe? I am having trouble going. Too big to pass and have hemorrhoids. Extra fiber and water is not helping. Do I use

Yes, but: I don't thing they would help much. Your best bet is to buy a few enemas. Follow the directions on the bottle. Try to hold the contents inside for as long as possible (1-0-15 min would be good) and then try to empty as much as possible. You may need to try again in a day or so. Consult your doc if this isn't helping.

Glycerin Suppository (Definition)

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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Craig Lum Dr. Lum
Surgery
21 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation?

Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation?

Constipation: If you are requiring the use of suppositories for constipation, you should also be asking why are you conspitated. Something causing physical near obstruction, poor bowel motility, or poorly balanced nutrition and fiber intake? You should check these out first before you venture further in your present quest to deal with your constipation issue.

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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If haemoroids are obstructing bowel movements is it safer to use a finger or glycerin suppositories?

If haemoroids are obstructing bowel movements is it safer to use a finger or glycerin suppositories?

See your doctor: You may need surgery. Hemorrhoids do not cause obstruction. They may cause enough pain that you don't want to have a bowel movement, but not obstruction. Don't use either. If they are that bad you may cause a tear and that could lead to an infection.

Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Used kid size fleet glycerin suppository. Caused bad stomach cramps, gas & only very small amount came out. Now stomach is bloated w/ hemorrhoids. ER?

Used kid size fleet glycerin suppository. Caused bad stomach cramps, gas & only very small amount came out. Now stomach is bloated w/ hemorrhoids. ER?

Provider: Unless your hemorrhoids are bleeding, your PCP should be able to manage your symptoms. Adding a stool softener/laxative might help and getting suppositories specifically for hemorrhoids. If you can't see your doctor go to the ER. All the best.

Dr. Jason Hemming Dr. Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor.

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems.

Dr. Alan Levine Dr. Levine
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Graz Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna Dr. Ramakrishna
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
32 years in practice
University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College
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Is it okay to use a glycerin suppository after taking antidepressents?

Is it okay to use a glycerin suppository after taking antidepressents?

Yes: Antidepressants can make you constipated, so sometimes these are recommended. However you should check with the doctor who prescribed the antidepressant first.

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Do glycerin suppositories dry out rectum increasing chance of anal tear?

Do glycerin suppositories dry out rectum increasing chance of anal tear?

Shouldn't: As long as the suppository is lubed, and inserted carefully, it shouldn't cause a tear. Doubt it will dry out the rectum either - it's very humid in there, with no exposure to ambient air. Hope this helps!

Dr. Elizabeth Yen Dr. Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Is glycerin suppository good for toddlers constipation? Does it hurt after inserting?

Is glycerin suppository good for toddlers constipation? Does it hurt after inserting?

Yes, but be careful: Glycerin suppositories are effective for toddlers. However, administration of any rectal therapy in young children after infancy can be emotionally disturbing. Therefore I generally avoid such therapies for constipation with my young patients.

Dr. Anthony Leazzo Dr. Leazzo
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What should be the minimum time gap between 2 dose of glycerin suppository for a 3 year old toddler?

2-3 days: However if you needing to use multiple suppositories than I would make sure you are consulting your doctor.

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Dr. Vythi Alagappan Dr. Alagappan
Bariatrics
35 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Madras Medical College
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Used a fleets liquid glycerin suppository. All that came out was 3 pebbles. I'm worried. I'm able to pass pebbles daily. Go to ER? Obstruction?

Used a fleets liquid glycerin suppository. All that came out was 3 pebbles. I'm worried. I'm able to pass pebbles daily. Go to ER? Obstruction?

Too early to worry: Constipation needs a lot of time to clear up. If you have severe pain and not passing stool and gas then you need to worry. Please drmkl a lot of fluids and take a high fiber doet

Dr. Hillel Naon Dr. Naon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine (TeAMS)
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Do glycerin suppositories expire?

Yes: Every medication has expiration date. The date is usually printed on the box and on the wrap of the product.

Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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I'm curious what could happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

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.

Dr. Hillel Naon Dr. Naon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine (TeAMS)
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What are the ways that fleet liquid glycerin suppositories works?

Mainly 3 ways: Glycerin suppositories are one of the most widely used rectal laxatives for relieving mild to moderate constipation in babies, adults, and children. Glycerin suppositories provide gentle, timely and effective relief from constipation with minimal side effects. Works by irritation, hydration and lubrication. Read more: http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5501853_do-glycerin-suppositories-w.

Dr. David Ziring Dr. Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Is it possible for me to used glycerin suppositories in my diy soap?

Putting: Used glycerin suppositories in your diy soap seems counterproductive to me.

Dr. Sean O Donovan Dr. O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Will a glycerin suppository relieve nausea?

No: Glycerin is used for a mild stimulant/lubricant and has no effect on the brain-receptor pathway that controls nausea. However, if constipation is causing nausea, it is possible that stimulating a bm will help somewhat.

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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