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Is it safe to use rectal suppositories?

Is it safe to use rectal suppositories?

Yes: It is usually safe unless one is on chemotherapy for cancer or has some underlying immune deficiency. An inadvertent injury as the suppositiory is inserted could result in infection or worse. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use expired suppositories for constipation?

Is it ok to use expired suppositories for constipation?

Probably safe: If they are simple otc , have been stored correctly and are not antiques you should be fine. If they are a special prescription formula, have been exposed to bad environments and are rancid, moldy, dried out, etc.... Skip it and buy some. Americans are more picky than folk from other countries - expired goods are all some can get in some places. Use common sense and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use of enemas to treat constipation?

Is it safe to use of enemas to treat constipation?

Yes: Occasionally. Regular use is not recommended. Fleet or sodium phosphate enemas should not be used in patients with kidney disease b. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use stool softeners regularly?

Is it safe to use stool softeners regularly?

Yes: It is common to use colace (docusate sodium) or docusate long term, especially when taking narcotics. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use procto glyvenol for anal fissure?

Is it okay to use procto  glyvenol  for anal  fissure?

Aquaphor works: aquaphor, an ointment available without prescription works well, place a small amount on a q-tip, insert into anus, then wipe, this can be done with bm's, this will help the fissures to heal, diet and perhaps metamucil will also help ...Read more

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Is it ok to use vaseline for anal penetration?

Is it ok to use vaseline for anal penetration?

Aqueous based: lubricant like Astroglide or KY PLUS lubricated condoms are the best suggestions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use desoximetasone for hemorrhoids?

Is it okay to use desoximetasone  for hemorrhoids?

Steroid : That is a topical steroid and it is ok to use but i would use one of the preparations specifically for hemorrhoids that contain steroids. One of those is proctocort. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a glycerin suppository after taking antidepressents?

Is it okay to use a glycerin suppository after taking antidepressents?

Yes: Antidepressants can make you constipated, so sometimes these are recommended. However you should check with the doctor who prescribed the antidepressant first. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to use stool softener?

How long is it safe to use stool softener?

Change in bowels?: 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

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Is it safe to use citrucel daily?

Is it safe to use citrucel daily?

Yes: It is absolutely safe. It is just natural fiber, and it is good for your bowels. If you do this, be sure to drink lots of liquids with it also. It is a good thing to do. Go for it. ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy safe or is it better to get fleet?

Is colon hydrotherapy safe or is it better to get fleet?

Neither: You are 38 and female. You are curious as to the benefit of colonic hydrotherapy or fleets enema. Ideally in your age group neither unless your doctor diagnosis you with a colonic problem. If you are constipated chronically then see a doctor. The bacteria in your colon are important so washing them out is not advised. Watch your diet, drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hemrroid medicated wipes for vaginal care?

Is it ok to use hemrroid medicated wipes for vaginal care?

Not necessarily: What type of "vaginal care" are you trying to do? Most hemorrhoid wipes have a mild anti-itch med in them. If you are having vaginal issues, it's best to see your obgyn for a check up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrocortisone acetate suppositories to relieve rectal pains during colonoscopy prep (while on liquid or fasting)?

Is it okay to use hydrocortisone acetate suppositories to relieve rectal pains during colonoscopy prep (while on liquid or fasting)?

Rectal discomfort: During the prep is from the frequent loose stools and wiping too much. Soaking your bottom in warm water and applying over the counter ointments such as calmoseptine may help. The hemorrhoids can also get enlarged from such and can cause rectal discomfort on the inside. Hydrocortisone supp may help in that case. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use a glycerin suppository after the expiration date?

Is it dangerous to use a glycerin suppository after the expiration date?

Glycerine: Probably not. Many 3rd world countries will use expired meds without any issues. In the usa it is not advised. Afterall we are excessive and we do waste. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use vaginal fluid as lubricant for anal fingering?

Is it okay to use vaginal fluid as lubricant for anal fingering?

Yes: But don't go from anus to Vagina due to cross contamination of the vagina/urethra with colonic bacteria. Like you have been told to wipe from front to back ...Read more