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My girlfriend has extreme constipation, can't poop with laxatives(senna) can go thru a week w/o pooping. She was 160lbs then now she's 120lbs?

My girlfriend has extreme constipation, can't poop with laxatives(senna) can go thru a week w/o pooping. She was 160lbs then now she's 120lbs?

Not normal: The weight loss is extreme- would need to know her height to determine expected "normal" weight. In addition, was she trying to loose weight? Are their other symptoms such as vomiting? A couple of conditions that could explain both problems include low thyroid hormone levela and celiac disease. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Laxative like senna causes you early menstruation and what about masturbation does it also cause?

Laxative like senna causes you early menstruation and what about masturbation does it also cause?

False rumors: Neither laxatives nor masturbation affects menstrual cycle. Laxatives only make you have a bowel movement but you don't want to become dependent upon them either. Masturbation, done in privacy of your dwelling, as long as it doesn't affect your relationship w/others, is harmless. And definitely doesn't affect your menses. ...Read more

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What are senna laxatives?

What are senna laxatives?

Senna: Senna is a tropical/ subtropical plant containing sennosides. The leaves & pods can be dried and used as a stimulant laxative which effects lower bowels. ...Read more

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What are the sude effect senna laxative?

Senna Side Effects: Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gas, brown urine & feeling lightheaded. Dehydration, reduced potassium levels, liver problems,cardiac arrhythmia and kidney damage may occur. Discuss use of Senna with your physician if pregnant. It should not be used longer than 7 days. ...Read more

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What is the side effects on senna laxative?

Senna laxative: is FDA nonprescription. Most common side effects are stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

Apple and orange: Metamucil is a fibre supplement and not a laxative. That is it does not have a specific bowel stimulating effect. Senokot (senna) is a bowel stimulant. It is a vegetable product and a good product to start with if constipated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a normal digestive rhythm again after overdosing on senna laxative tablets?

May: Take several weeks to months depending on how long you were chronically taking them. It is worth the wait and the sooner you get off the laxatives the better you will be and feel. ...Read more

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Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

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

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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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