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Glycerin Suppository Didn T Work
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis. ...Read more
A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more
MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more
Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you dont 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
Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens.They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?
Fiber is ok but: Your problem may not be not enough fiber but is much more likely inadequate fluid or excessive caffeine intake, which is a diuretic and will dehydrate you and contribute to constipation. You dont need benefiber if you are eating a diet with adequate fiber. In fact excess fiber and inadequate fluids can make the problem worse! do a self assessment on above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No urge to poop. Suppository did not work. When got urge only sup came out. Still no urge. Constipation or poop just not ready?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor prescribed me mesalamine enema for hemorroids today. Will the enema or mesalamine suppositories work better?
Been constipated over 2 weeks. Urgent care 3 times. Tried mag citrate. ER said enema would work. I've done 3. It didn't work. Now what do I do???
Many Treatments: There are many treatments for constipation over the counter. Miralax helps by retaining water in your colon, whereas both dulcolax and senna act by stimulating your bowel to contract (which moves your feces along). If you're having severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, you need to be evaluated again by a medical professional. ...Read more
Why did they give stool softener pill plus milk magnesia. And how do I have bm if pelvis fracture?
Avoid constipation: Pelvic fractures can lead to slowing of peristaltic movement of colon, which controls bowel movements. Bed rest and pain medications are often the only initial treatment for pelvic fractures; these two markedly slow down normal colon movements. Do whatever necessary to get those bowels moving: drinks lots fluids, including prune juice, stool softener, fiber combined with fluid, senna, mom... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.
I am 23 weeks pregnant and couldn't poop. I tried many things that didn't work. Doc told me to use a glycerine suppository. It worked. I used vaseline to help insert. Could this hurt baby or pregnancy? Is it safe?
YES: Yes as directed. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?
May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or tear and those are very painful as well. Other rx meds can possibly help or you may need surgery. See your doctor to determine the right course of therapy. ...Read more
What will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?
Depends: On why you are using it. If you are constipated and it doesn't help you poop, then try drinking more water and increasing p-fruits...Peach, pear plum, pineapple, papaya. Peas, pumpkin, pomegranate...If you are severely constipated, ask your doctor about other methods....Increased fiber can help, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help, etc. You may need guidance for best results. ...Read more
Severely constipated from Lortab use after tonsillectomy. Glycerin suppository barely worked. What can I do?
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