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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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I want immediate constipation relief?

I want immediate constipation relief?

Laxatives: Constipation, if acute and limited, does not need a workup. If chronic or worsening, you may need to see someone. You can try a light otc laxative like milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) with or without a supposistoy lile glycerine. If this fails, magnesuim citrate orally with or without a fllets enema from below will be very effective. If the symptoms persist, see someone. ...Read more

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Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Kidney stones: can be very painful and sometimes require narcotics such as morphine for pain control. Have your doctor prescribe stronger medication, and also make sure that you don't have an associated kidney infection. ...Read more

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Ongoing nausea needing some relief.

Ongoing nausea needing some relief.

But why the nausea?: Nausea comes from a plethora of illnesses some benign and some dangerous. Talk to a doc about your overall issues so an accurate determination can be made as to the source of the nausea. ...Read more

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What are natural temporary pain relief after serious injury?

What are natural temporary pain relief after serious injury?

Heat Cold: Muscle iced and massaged, joints warmed up often makes them feel better (unless they are already warm- then put ice on them two. ...Read more

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No medication relives pain from these stitches..Please help?

No medication relives pain from these stitches..Please help?

Unsure how to answer: As I am not sure how long ago the stitches were placed, or where or why. If it from old stitches, scar manipulation can help break up adhesions and myofascial triggers. However, this would not be recommended with fresh sutures. There are creams that can help as well. I wish i could help more, but without knowing more, that's about all i can suggest. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Taking magnesium citrate for post-op functional constipation, which causes severe rectal, pelvic &lower abd pain w/non-stopping watery diarrhea lasting for several hours. How to slow down an episode?

Taking magnesium citrate for post-op functional constipation, which causes  severe rectal, pelvic &lower abd pain w/non-stopping watery diarrhea lasting for several hours. How to slow down an episode?

Depends: First you need to be sure the functional problems you are having are not related to complications related to the previous surgery (lar) you mentioned in your previous posts ie anastomotic problem or infectious problem. If not agree with above answers stop the mgcitrate let your body reequilibrate to your new anatomy naturally with time and high fiber diet. ...Read more

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What to do for temporary relief from hemorrhoids? Otc meds?

What to do for temporary relief from hemorrhoids?  Otc meds?

Limit straining: Symptoms of hemorrhoids occur from constipation, diarrhea, or general straining. Correct the cause and you will get better. May take 1-2 weeks however, and that's with sitz baths after bm, anusol-type cream or ointment, non-steroidal meds, push fluids and increase fiber in diet for constipation or take anti-diarrheal meds if appropriate. ...Read more

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What can provide hemoroid pain relief?

What can provide hemoroid pain relief?

No straining: Straining is the chief cause of hemorrhoids and their symptoms. So stop. You can use local therapy with 2.5% Hydrocortisone cream or suppositories. Be sure to see a doctor to verify the diagnosis because fissures are usually the cause of painful bleeding. Sitz bath in very warm water may also help. Only 10% of people who think they have hemorrhoids actually have them. ...Read more

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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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Any relief from RLS from tramadol withdrawal. Doctor won't help?

Any relief from RLS from tramadol withdrawal.  Doctor won't help?

Ropinirole is #1-RLS: Restless legs syndrome and plmd are treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants. Hope it helps. Rec.: see orofacial pain and dental sleep disorders specialist. ...Read more

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Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

NO: Colonics are a holistic hoax (rhymes with joke) Drink plenty of water, eat hi-fiber diet and take stool softners if necessary ...Read more

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Does colon surgery recommended for a person suffering from extreme bloating, flatulence, passing gas ?

Does colon surgery recommended for a person suffering from extreme bloating, flatulence, passing gas ?

Tough to say: Can't make such an evaluation from your symptoms. Lots of things can cause that including gallbladder. Speak with surgeon tofind out and GI doctor. ...Read more

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Can pacofen or paracetamol relieve pain from acute epididymitis?

Can pacofen or paracetamol relieve pain from acute epididymitis?

May, but...: Both are acetaminophen which is an non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug so it will ease the pain to a degree for a while but is not a good care for acute epididymitis, which requires appropriate antibiotics. To correctly put all related things together for good care, follow suggestion in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Contact me if you wish. ...Read more

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What's a quick relief to constipation besides meds..

What's a quick relief to constipation besides meds..

Fluids/fiber: Make sure you are drinking lots of water and take in foods high in fiber. Most people are worried about becoming addicted to constipation medication. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-stimulant non-addictive constipation aide that attracts and holds water to slowly soften stool over a few days. It can be used as needed or a small daily dose to stay regular. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more