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After inserting the glycerine suppository it slipped out after 3 minutes. No bm after 1 hour. Should I use another one?

After inserting the glycerine suppository it slipped out after 3 minutes. No bm after 1 hour. Should I use another one?

Suppositories: Yes, go ahead and try another one. 3 minutes is not long enough for it to get absorbed and start working, especially if you saw it intact when it came out. To prevent constipation, consider adding fiber to your diet (beans, fruits, veggies, whole gains) and limit cheese and meats. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

Suppository (Definition)

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


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After no BMs in 7 days, is it safe to use ClearLax in the same day as a glycerine suppository? The suppository didn't work.

Yes: I would advise you to follow up with your medical provider. Chronic constipation on your age could be just innapropriate diet but could be something else. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use glycerine suppository daily without it causing any damage to rectum , or dependancy if one has daily problem of incomplete defacation?

Is it safe to use glycerine suppository daily without it causing any damage to rectum , or dependancy if one has daily problem of incomplete defacation?

Safe but: Prefer to fix the underlying problem which is most likely inadequate fluid intake or excessive caffeine or alcohol. Also, if you haven't had a colonoscopy and are older than 50, you might consider a GI or colorectal surgery evaluation for possible colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure, is there any pain relief ointments that can be used? Currently using glycerine suppositories.

Diagnosed with anal fissure, is there any pain relief ointments that can be used? Currently using glycerine suppositories.

Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & other activities that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs should be avoided. If stool softeners, fiber & behavior changes don't cure, can use topical nitrate or diltiazem with anesthetic agent. ...Read more

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My 10 month old is mostly constipated I use glycerine suppository I worry if this will not cause him to always depend on it to poo .help please?

My 10 month old is mostly constipated I use glycerine suppository I worry if this will not cause him to always depend on it to poo .help please?

Constipation: Modify his diet by cutting down on milk and milk products and increase the amount of fiber in his diet such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, dates and figs. Also give him high fiber cereals Good luck ...Read more

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I sometimes take stemetil and glycerine suppositories but have hemorrhoids. Will the suppositories affect the hemorrhoids or harm and irritate them?

I sometimes take stemetil and glycerine suppositories but have hemorrhoids. Will the suppositories affect the hemorrhoids or harm and irritate them?

No problem: The stemitil will not harm your hemorrhoids, nor will the glycerin. Given the fact that you have hemorrhoids however you need to be extra careful with the insertion of the suppository so that you don't accidentally cut the hemorrhoid with a fingernail. Make sure that your fingernails are cut down very short before inserting and always use a glove. ...Read more

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I can't have a bowel movement without a glycerine suppository. Sometimes there's red blood either before or after. ?

I can't have a bowel movement without a glycerine suppository. Sometimes there's red blood either before or after.
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See your physician: Rectal bleeding with constipation may just be due to bleeding hemorrhoids,but it's important not to miss the possibility of colon cancer. You should see your physician for a rectal exam If bleeding hemorrhoids are seen that is the likely cause. But even in that situation a flexible sigmoidoscopy is advised, especially if the constipation is recent>http://bit.ly/1uzOegm... http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

No: but it could worsen your risk of diabetes, especially if you are obese. You could also have an underactive thyroid or an anorectal problem. You should probably have this symptom evaluated with an exam, and cut way back on sugar for your overall health. ...Read more