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How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

As needed but...: If a baby has an infrequent and hard bowel movements, glycerin suppository may be used. However, if infant requires suppositories often, it is prudent to have baby checked whether or not he/she has something serious, e.g., hirschsrung disease. ...Read more

Glycerin Suppository (Definition)

A glycerin suppository is a lubricant, laxative suppository that really has no medical ingredient. It lubricates the bowel and ...Read more


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I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and I'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and I'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

Glycerin: Should not be that irritating to your body since it is safe for kids. If your bowel movement was huge it could have caused a tear in the anus and that is why you are bleeding. If it continues, you should be seen by your doctor. Chances are it is a local problem after the bm. ...Read more

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How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?

How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?

Half: If it is thee glycerin suppository, give half (rounded end in first). Are you giving baby any water? Is belly bloated and hard? If no immediate relief with suppository, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I give my 17 month old more than one glycerin suppository a day?

Can I give my 17 month old more than one glycerin suppository a day?

Yes: Glycerin is an inert substance, so there is no risk of the medication being absorbed into the system. A bigger question though, is why would you use it that often? ...Read more

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Hi I've not had a BM in almost 9 days. I've tried bisacadyl and now a glycerin suppository and all its done is give me really bad cramps! Plz help?

Hi I've not had a BM in almost 9 days. I've tried bisacadyl and now a glycerin suppository and all its done is give me really bad cramps! Plz help?

Stop treatment:: I suggest the use of MiraLax, an osmotic laxative in powder form mixed with water- very effective and gentle. You must be seen and evaluated for chronic constipation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Not recommended: Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician.
At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc. ...Read more

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I gave my daughter half a glycerin suppository she is 7 months old I haven't seen much poop yet should I give her another half?

I gave my daughter half a glycerin suppository she is 7 months old I haven't seen much poop yet should I give her another half?

Constipation: The first question is weather your infant has constipation considering the frequency of bowel movements vary from 6-7 per day to one every 6-7 days. But it's true that your baby is constipated, giving another dose 12 hrs later should be OK ...Read more

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Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Mgt: Babies have different stool patterns. I would suggest discontinuation of the glycerin suppositories. Continue to keep your baby well fed with mostly breast milk. If there is no stool in 5 to 7 days, a visit to your PCP is advised. At your next visit, review the results of her newborn screening tests. ...Read more

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My baby's body does not recognize that he needs to poop I have had to use glycerin suppositories two days in a row now to make him have a bowel movement what else can I do it makes him very fussy and spits up when he cannot use the bathroom?

My baby's body does not recognize that he needs to poop I have had to use glycerin suppositories two days in a row now to make him have a bowel movement what else can I do it makes him very fussy and spits up when he cannot use the bathroom?

Make defecation fun!: Defecation/evacuation=a built in reflex. Creating/promoting control issues (you/others vs. Baby) creates problems (wars) leading to longstanding health problems. If baby has been scolded/punished (by anyone) for defecating at inconvenient time/location, problems begin & can build. Study: William & Martha Sears many books, e.g. "Attachment Parenting" for better strategies; not product marketing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how glycerin suppositories work?

Hyperosmotic laxativ: It works by drawing water into the intestines. The effect is to cause a bowel movement usually within 15 to 60 minutes. ...Read more

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What can happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably nothing: No active medicinal ingredient in glycerin suppositories as they act as a lubricant. Glycerin is generally not harmful if ingested- but that is not recommended. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppositories doesn't work. What do I do now?

Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when u have a glycerin suppository?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you have a glycerin suppository?

What does it feel like when you have a glycerin suppository?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when I have a glycerin suppository in?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glycerin suppository?

Lubricant laxative: A glycerin suppository is a lubricant, laxative suppository that really has no medical ingredient. It lubricates the bowel and stimulates a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side effect?

Glycerin suppository side effect?

Probably not.: Glycerin is a pretty common substance, even found even in foods. Local application might cause irritation, but very unlikely to cause any other side effect. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side effects?

None: That I know of. However would not use it daily, but rather figure out the reason you need one and correct the underying problem whether it be not enough fluids or fiber. ...Read more

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What are glycerin suppository side-effects?

Slight discharge: Usually no appreciable side effects from glycerin suppositories. There is no medicinal ingredient- they act as a lubricant and can stimulate a bowel movement. May experience slight discharge as the suppository dissolves. ...Read more

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Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum?

Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum?

Wouldn't matter: These dissolve over time after insertion (as long as you take the wrapper off).You may experience an odd sense of fullness after insertion as part of the condition that led to its use. ...Read more

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Yes.: Yes, however eating properly, after the diverticulitis has resolved can prevent constipation and potentially reduce the recurrences. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Not sure what is: Obvious, but glycerine is the mildest of stimulants to help. It is discourage for people during chemotherapy when blood counts are low because anal stimulatin may allow bacterial entry into the blood stream, and bleeding in those with fragile hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can chronic glycerin suppository use cause toxic symptoms?

No but: One shouldn't need to rely on glycerin suppositories for constipation. By adding a maintenance dose of polyethylene glycol 3360 +/- milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) under the direction of your doctor, I would hope that you wouldn't need chronic use of suppositories. ...Read more

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How often can my 17 month old take glycerin suppositories?

How often can my 17 month old take glycerin suppositories?

Why?: Suppositories should never be a routine method of treating constipation. Dietary fiber, or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) can be used safely for long term management; suppositories cannot. ...Read more

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if I have diverticulitis?

Yes: The glycerin will not impede recovery from an acute attack, and will not precipitate an attack in someone with stable diverticulosis. ...Read more

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