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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Whats the best laxative for men?

Whats 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. ...Read more

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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 . ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Black coffee a natural laxative?

Black coffee a natural laxative?

Yes: Coffee is indeed a natural laxative as the caffeine in coffee is a stimulator of smooth muscle, which is found throughout the intestines. ...Read more

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Is bakingsoda safe as a laxative?

People used it: For that with apparent good results. But, if you talk to gastroenterologist they don't recommend using it for that. Basically it's an antacid but in excess can change the blood ph dangerously. In my humble medical opinion i won't recommend the use as laxative. ...Read more

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Can laxative cause gastritis pain?

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

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Is docusate safer than a laxative?

Yes: Docusate is safer because it really only softens the stool allowing it to transit through your system more easily. It is not actually absorbed by your body. Laxatives, while more effective in the short term, can potentially rob your body of needed electrolytes. Use with caution. ...Read more

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Can laxatives bring on migraines ?

Headaches: Laxatives can cause generalized headaches if they cause you to be dehydrated, but they should not cause migraines specifically. ...Read more

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Common after effects of laxatives?

Constipation: The more you come to depend on laxitives, the more you will feel the need for laxitives. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight?

Can laxatives help you lose weight?

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

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Why is coffee such a good laxative?

Coffee as laxative: Not in everyone!
the warm liquid filling the stomach helps
the caffeine helps
and if you are eating with coffee in the morning it may be the food as well
coffee is also a diuretic and will make you urinate as well. ...Read more

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Could laxatives make me lose weight?

Could laxatives make me lose weight?

Laxatives are NOT a: Weight loss answer. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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I am shy to buy laxatives what to do?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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