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Is It Safe To Use Rectal Suppositories
Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more
No: You should first make sure that the suppository was inserted properly. The label on the package usually describes the best way to insert one. Depending upon this and your own anatomy, this is the most logical conclusion. If you had some other issue such as a fistula or incontinence, i believe that your complaints would be a bit different. ...Read more
Unlike the like fds's, do deodorant suppositories like Norform's throw off a woman's Ph balance? Are they safe to use?
No need.: They can all affect pH. All can possible cause irritation. IF you have an odor that does not go away with daily bathing, then you need to be checked for infection. Vaginal deodorizers & douches, are a big waste of money & can cause increased production of discharge. The body knows how to make enough normal discharge, & if good hygiene is followed, in cleaning, and with safe sex, neither is needed ...Read more
After no BMs in 7 days, is it safe to use ClearLax in the same day as a glycerine suppository? The suppository didn't work.
If used properly: Glycerin irritates the bowel lining, causing it to secrete fluids that help relieve constipation. It has no direct cardiac effects. If used to the point that it causes severe diarrhea, there can be changes in your electrolytes which can cause abnormal heart rhythm changes. The insertion of a suppository in the rectum can cause vagal nerve stimulation, rarely resulting in low heart rate and BP ...Read more
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