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Saline (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What will happen if I used a saline laxative enema in my vagina instead of anus by mistake?

What will happen if I used a saline laxative enema in my vagina instead of anus by mistake?

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.

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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?

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.

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I've seen different types of OTC laxatives (stimulant, saline, stool softeners, etc.). Which would be best for occasional treatment of constipation?

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.

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What are good homemade laxatives that are all natural?

What are good homemade laxatives that are all natural?

Fiber: Fiber is the all natural laxative, whether it be in frutis (apples and pears are high in pectin) grains, or supplement.

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What is the definition or description of: saline?

What is the definition or description of: saline?

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.

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Are laxative bad for the body?

Can be: Used occasionally, laxative are not a problem. If you use them regularly, you can damage your colon.

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What's the best laxative for men?

What's the best laxative for men?

Various: Otc meds such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a good laxative which retains fluid within stool. Best to find why constipation occurs, either functional i.E lack of fiber/water in diet or pathological.

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How is saline hemodialysis performed?

How is saline hemodialysis performed?

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.

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Too many laxatives, what should I do?

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

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Is taking a lot of laxatives dangerous?

Is taking a lot of laxatives dangerous?

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.

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What happens to you if you take to many laxatives?

Severe cramping: In the short term possible intense abdominal pain; in the long term, habituation and the need for more and more medication.

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Please advise if it's okay to take laxatives again?

There is no context: Given. So we really have no way to know.

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I was just sent to ER for 3 bags of IV saline fluid, is that alot?

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.

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Is schizandra a laxative?

Is schizandra a laxative?

No: According to what I have read it does the opposite because it fda approved and you don't know if they will interact with any medications you take and if the may aggravate another medical condition.

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Can laxatives cause gastritis?

Can laxatives cause gastritis?

May or may not: What laxative do you take, there are many laxatives. Also, gastritis is a very specific medical term, which means gastric inflammation.

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