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Laxatives And Enemas
Diarrhea : Commonly both are not needed but if necessary canne used together. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Laxative dependency develops for lots of reasons: 1) desire for rapid weight loss/ eating disorders; 2) reduction of GI symptoms of bloating/fullness; 3) in the setting of colon & rectal dysfunction (e.g. Colonic inertia, rectal dyssynergia, spinal cord injuries); 4) a misguided sense that "cleansing" in good for you; 5) more... First, fix/ address the underlying problem. 2nd, stop otc laxatives. ...Read more
Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte powder for my barium enema? Thanks in advance.
Variable: Many preparations available for cleansing colon. Different institutions have different methods for cleansing. Laxatives such as Dulcolax dulcolax suppositories, drinking magnesium citrate and/or golytely are methods sometimes in combinations. You should ask your place where study is being performed for their advice. ...Read more
Pain behind eye, threw up alot. I've been constipated for about 2 days. Do I need to take a laxative or enema? Or nothing since I threw up?
See a doctor: The constipation does not seem to be related to the pain behind the eyes and the vomiting. If your pain behind the eye is severe and you are vomiting without having diarrhea or stomach ache, I would worry about pressure in the brain as a worst case scenario. Or it could be that you have a migraine headache that could cause the eye pain and vomiting. You need to see your doctor to sort these out . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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94yo /c obstruction d/t impaction. Not a surgical candidate. Receiving oral laxatives, enemas. Now with copious copremesis. Prognosis?
I am experiencing severe constipation I have tried laxatives, enemas, and diet change and nothing has brought lasting results
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. See your doctor if no improvement with abo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't had stool pass in over a week. Tried laxatives enema prunes. How long ok to wait before worrying?
Check it out: 2-5 stools per day normal. You are way behind. May want to see your doc. ...Read more
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