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How Often Can You Have An Enema For Constipation
Can ileus happen randomly to a healthy adult. What are ways to relieve such a condition. Is it safe to use an enema while you have untreated ileus?
What can you do for ulcerative colitis I have had a colonoscopy what meds can be used for this that's affordable?
Follow up with MD: There are several meds for ulcerative colitis, 5ASA drugs like asacol and azulfidine (sulfasalazine) and lialda steroids like prednisone immunosuppressive like 6mp immunomodulators like remicade and humira. You need to talk with your doctor about treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There : There are over the counter enemas sold at your local pharmacy. A commonly used enema is called a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). I would not use it more than once a week. If constipation is your problem then slowly increase the fiber in your diet and try a stool softener like colace every night. Also drink plenty of water. If you have not seen your doctor for this issue please schedule an appointment. Take care. ...Read more
See below. : Good question. Fleets enema: commonly used ~4 oz saline laxative; sodium phosphate-based; can cause adverse reactions in certain individuals (age >55) with certain pre-existing conditions (e.g. dehydration, impaired kidney function, congestive heart failure, abnormal electrolytes) if used too often (>3 days or >1 dose/24 hrs). I recommend you ask your MD about proper dosing and alternatives. ...Read more
Can you let me know is it recommended to have a colonic irrigation while battling with diverticulitis?
No, probably not: A good idea. While you have active diverticulitis, it is important to rest the area while the infection heals. If you apply any excess pressure, as with irrigation, the inflamed area can perforate into the peritoneal cavity and cause fecal peritonitis. That goes for enemas too. ...Read more
Can you tell me I have IBS and i'm trying to see a gastrologist. Is this weight gain or is it due to the constipation?
How much diarrhea or for how long would a person have to have complete watery diarrhea for electrolyte imbalance to occur? How to replenish?
1 day, Gatorade: You can get dehydrated within a day of having severe diarrhea with multiple watery bowel movements. It is very important to stay hydrated as well as replace electrolytes. The best thing to replace electrolytes would be a sports drink such as gatorade. It is likely that when you are younger, your parents may have given use pedialyte which does the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never routinely: Not needed routinely ever.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a fissured tongue in an adult have anything to do with diarrhea that is difficult to control? How to solve this?
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-absorbable sugar. It helps with constipation by creating a more concentrated environment in the intestine which draws more fluid into the intestine, thus softening the stool. Because it is not absorbed into the body, it does not act systemically. It is, as a result, safe and effective for almost all children. Discuss with your pediatrician, of course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an abnormal want for a baby for as long as i can remember. I have even done extreme acts to do so. Who can I go to for help overcoming this?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually it: Means more frequently than your prior regimen. Most people urinate 6-7 times/day, but it's extremely variable, depends upon your fluid intake, and women have smaller bladders than men. Check w/ your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more
OTC aids to stool: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacterial mass due to fiber digestion. Both products assume normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more
As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?
I'm constipated and think I might have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Can't go to the doctor for a week. Is it safe to sake Senokot or Miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Both?
You can take: either, but I would recommend Miralax (polyethylene glycol). It dissolves in 8 oz of any fluid, such as water. Until you can see the doctor, you can also apply some healing ointment, such as Aquaphor to your anal area. If it's a fissure, that may even heal it. Working on the constipation is the real factor here,so try to increase the fiber and fluids in your diet...and certainly see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it really constip: It is important to know that newborns (that is up to one month of age) can have a bowel movement anywhere between 12 times a day to once a week and not be constipated. As long as they are comfortable, stool is soft and feeding well. If it is really constipation, then you might incorporate small amount of water into the diet. In severe cases your doctor might need to look for underlying problems. ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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