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Glycerin Suppositories Soften Stool
No: I've answered a similar question already this week. ...Read more
No: Suppositories are only supposed to sit in the anal canal or the very end of the rectum - if you push them in too far, they will not cause 'blockage'... ...Read more
Came home on paid meds, had small hard stools, can a senior safely use a glycerin suppository for relief?
I used a liquid glycerin suppository last night with almost zero result (2 small, hard stool expulsions) Can I repeat and when should stool be normal?
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Been x-rayed to check you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more
Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. Used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?
Took glycerin suppository as pellet stool was present. Now have had 3 diahoreia episodes with abdomonal pain and nausia. Constipation for 2 months.
Constipated with hemorrhoids. Stool too big. Took a little MOM. No relief. Are fleet glycerin suppositories safe & effective? I have a phobia of meds
If used properly: Glycerin irritates the bowel lining, causing it to secrete fluids that help relieve constipation. It has no direct cardiac effects. If used to the point that it causes severe diarrhea, there can be changes in your electrolytes which can cause abnormal heart rhythm changes. The insertion of a suppository in the rectum can cause vagal nerve stimulation, rarely resulting in low heart rate and BP ...Read more
Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more
Kidney: Glycerine sup does not damage kidneys. And glycerine is a simple lubricant for the intestin. But some fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) containing phosphates are discouraged in patients with kidney failure or insufficiency as the increase the serum level of phosphates to a non desirable level. ...Read more
Is there any good oral medicine instead of glycerin suppository for a 3 year old toddler having constipation?
It says to not take more than 1 glycerin suppository in 24 hr. Period. I accidently took two back to back just now. Should I go to er?
Not necessarily: If you want assistance getting cleaned out the er could do it for you. However, I see no need to go for the extra glycerin suppository. It is irregularly absorbed and not toxic in general. The recommendations are an effort to discourage folks who might depend on suppositories to go. ...Read more
Five hours after glycerin suppository and 2tsp of milk of mag, my 7 year old daughter has no bm. She's in a lot of pain, recommendations?
Kids who are sick: We do not wait in these situations. Your daughter is ill and needs medical evaluation urgently. Please sign off of the internet and get her to the nearest hospital. ...Read more
Tried everything had Nothing works to treat my constipation but doc says use glycerin suppositories as needed. Is this safe? I use them weekly
Safe: Glycerin suppositories are safe, but you should not need to use them to treat your constipation on a regular basis. There are better options, but it is important that you discuss them with those who treat your Gilbert's disease and hypothyroidism. Don't underestimate the effectiveness of a healthy, high fiber diet and adequate hydration. Also, when was the least time your thyroid was checked? ...Read more
I am a dancer and my company has put me on a strict diet of just fruit and water. I us 2 glycerin suppository. What else can I us for constipation?
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
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.
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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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Glycerin is not absorbed through the rectum, which is why it draws water out of the body into the stools and helps one have a more productive bowel movement. It is probably safe to use, but if you use it for more than a few days in a row, you run the risk of dehydrating yourself, which is bad in kidney failure. I would suggest you see your doctor if the constipation is not improving. ...Read more
Not likely: But why are you chronically using glycerin suppositories? "brain fog" alludes to feelings of confusion, poor concentration, and memory lapses. These symptoms could relate more to high blood pressure (listed on your clinical conditions) than they do to suppositories. In some people, propanolol can also cause a feeling of fuzzy thinking. You might want to discuss this with your own physician. ...Read more
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I was prescribed linzess for IBS and I also sometimes take glycerin suppositories... Is that ok to take together?
My son has major constipation issues. Juice doesn't help nothing helps. Are glycerin suppository bad for 10 week old?
Constipation: You may use it one time and see what kind of response you get ...Read more
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