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How Does Milk Of Magnesia Work
MOM: Within average of 6 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: yes as long as it did not get much hotter than room temperature ...Read more
How long does it take for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work? I haven't gone in 4 days...
I feel constipated, but little strands are coming out. I've just taken some milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If it doesn't work, what should I do?
Don't strain: Whatever you do, do not strain as this can cause hemorrhoids. You feel constipated. In general you should have a bowel movement at least once a day. I would try at your age some basics like drinking more water, increasing fiber especially greens, and exercising. Mom is ok but you are forcing a bowel movement. If bowel movements continue to be a problem then see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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