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Homemade Saline Laxative
I use a saline laxative enema in my vagina instead of my but . I no how to confuse the two and how could I not read before used . What will happen?
Not much: if clean and not forced, the fluid should drain out and do no harm. ...Read more
A douche instead: It will simply flush the contents of your vagina out if it just contains a hypertonic saline solution although it might cause very mild irritation. Overall, it should be very innocuous. ...Read more
Abdomen pain and colon trouble, wanted to take a saline laxative to try to get it all out. If I have something serious and unknown could this harm me?
Anything possible: Would suggest that you see a GI doctor. Since you are close to downtown louisville there is a wide range of choices of truly excellent physicians in this field available. Also several in southern indiana at clark and floyd memorial hospitals. Do not treat yourself until you know what is going on. Hope this is mild and you get better soon. Good luck. ...Read more
I've seen different types of OTC laxatives (stimulant, saline, stool softeners, etc.). Which would be best for occasional treatment of constipation?
If occasional: it doesn't matter much what you take, but it sounds like you have a number of GI issues. The best way to treat constipation is to avoid it, but taking in adequate fluid and a good amount of fiber, preferably from natural sources (like fruits/vegetables with lots of roughage). Stimulant laxatives can lead to dependency, and I generally recommend avoiding them. Occasionaf milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is ok. ...Read more
No: No, only if you made it at home under sterile conditions. Not likely ...Read more
Salt water: Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or 9.0 g per liter. ...Read more
Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance ( arterial end ) when blood returns back ( venous end ) unclothed state . Some times heparin is contraindicated ( like reaction to it etc ) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system . ...Read more
How old are you:
first how old are you age will make a difference in the recommendation of laxative second how many is too many
hydration is the key drink a lot of water and juices and avoid sodas and pop and energy drink and caffeine
eat more fruit and vegetables and add more fibers to your diet
exercise is an excellent bowel stimulant even by simple walking
eat multiple small meals take a stool softener ...Read more
Yes!: Laxatives should only be taken under doctor supervision. Some directly irritate your colon to contract to remove stool and can lead to depending on them for a bowel movement. Others work by removing water from your body & put it into your colon to "flush" the stool out. Both can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance if taken improperly. See your dr if you are having constipation. ...Read more
There is no context: given. So we really have no way to know. ...Read more
Not really.: For someone your age, it isn't all that much. I don't know, of course, what the IV fluids were given for, but three liters should not cause any issues. ...Read more
Not normally: Gastritis pain is pain associated with the lining of the stomach. Laxatives are not normally active in this section of the GI system and normally work more in the intestines. They may give you gas and bloating, some cramping, but most likely will not cause gastritis specific pain. Speak with you physician about any suspicion of gastritis. ...Read more
No: The effect on weight of laxatives is only an illusion. You soon gain the little weight lost as soon as your bowels are full again & you regain the body water lost. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise. Try eliminating snacks or one meal a day or reduce meal portions by 1/4 - 1/3. Add aerobic exercises (30min - 1hr) 3-5 days a week and you will lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more
No one cares: But, if you need to tell yourself something, try that you're buying it for another person. Or, pay someone to be a purchasing agent - or order it online. There is nothing wrong with anyone needing a bit of an aid in helping their body work better. It's okay! ...Read more