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Dr. Mark Korsten
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Mineral Oil (Overview)

Mineral oil is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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What is the treatment for mineral oil overdose?

What is the treatment for mineral oil overdose?

See below: They will measure and monitor your vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. Symptoms will be treated as appropriate. You may receive: •breathing support •fluids through a vein (by iv) •tube through the mouth into the stomach to wash out the stomach (gastric lavage). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Korsten
93 doctors shared insights

Mineral Oil (Overview)

Mineral oil is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Which is more effective: mineral oil enema or a saline enema?

Which is more effective: mineral oil enema or a saline enema?

Enemas oil based/sal: Saline enemas loosen stool and stimulate bowel movement.If used frequently these can cause hypocalcemia and hyperphosptemia.It is effective in severly constipated with/ without stool retention.Mineral oil enemas are used in patients who are impacted with stools so hard and large causing obstruction, and is used as retention enema, if patient is able to retain overnite follwed by manual disimpaction. ...Read more

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I have been having difficulty passing stools (straining) feel not fully emptied and very bloated , does mineral oil work ? Safe ? Suggestions?

I have been  having difficulty passing stools (straining) feel not fully emptied and very bloated , does mineral oil work ? Safe ? Suggestions?

Mineral oil works.: Mineral oil is just one of many possible laxatives. Should make sure you are always well hydrated. Could consider senna, docusate, lactulose, polyethylene glycol-3500, magnesium compounds ( including milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) )- or for a real blowout a bottle of magnesium citrate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mineral oil at 40 weeks pregnant?

IT CAN INDUCE LABOR: It is an effective laxative but it is also used sometimes to induce labor and at term 40 weeks it may induce labor talk with your OB doctor if you can use it or not, as a laxative. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use mineral oil as a lubricant for anal penetration? We do it bareback.

Is it dangerous to use mineral oil as a lubricant for anal penetration? We do it bareback.

No: I can not condone anal sex. The orefice is an exit not an entrance. Significan t damage can occur to the tissue and to the sphincter mechanism leading to incontinence and a multitude of infections including std's. Use the anus as it was intended: an exit! ...Read more

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Are there any adverse reaction or side effect when ingesting mineral oil?

Are there any adverse reaction or side effect when ingesting mineral oil?

No except if : Taken in excess may cause diarrhea for a few days. It's a great lubricant for the bowel, but not for daily use. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more