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Laxatives Safe Pregnant Bowel Movements
I'm 2 months pregnant and i haven't had a bowel movement n 3 days....I've tried laxatives, but nothing. What should I do. It really hurts when i try.
Other meds: Talk to your obstetrician who may recommend something like an oral lubricating agent for hard stools. There are other laxatives that just pass through the bowel cleaning it out. Iron supplements prescribed during pregnancy can cause severe constipation. Daily prune juice helps it. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Yes: Constipation is a frequent complaint during pregnancy. Occasional laxative use is safe for relief of this common symptom. It is best not to become reliant on laxatives, and adequate exercise, water and fiber are very helpful. Increase fiber gradually to minimize bloating. Ask your provider which laxatives they have found to be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take miralax to maintain regular bowel movements? Fiber laxatives back me up worse unless i drink excessive amounts of water
Constipation: It is always best to find the source of your troubles and to work on remedying this rather than just taking laxatives daily. ...Read more
I just found out that I am pregnant. I have not had a bowel movement in a week And I am in pain. What is safe to take to help me go during pregnancy?
6months pregnant and would like to know is it ok to take a probiotic instead of laxative to regulate bowel movements. I'm in overall perfect health.
I've been taking laxatives to maintain bowel movements. Want to stop but it seems like when i stop i get backed up. Can i safely stop or no? Explain
I have had infrequent bowel movements for the past year. I've tried fibre, laxatives, Metamucil.. But it doesn't help me. What do I do ?
Miralax: constipation is common and a frustrating symptoms it is defined by more than just frequency of stools. if stools are not hard and no straining than going several days is not the issue. if you have symptoms though I would try miralax (its otc), plenty of water and regular exercise. ...Read more
Feeling bit of unfinished bowel movements after 2 days of constipation. Took laxatives to cure and have emptied bowels since, what does this mean?
Wait a bit: I'd wait a couple of days and see it things don't straighten out. If not, get checked. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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