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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.
Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Dulcolax: Dulcolax probably better in an acute situations with no bowel movements in few days. Colace (docusate sodium) is sometimes used on a daily basis for patients with a tendency to constipation and it takes longer for its effect. Given your age would suggest light exercise and good hydration along with a high fiber diet. ...Read more
What is peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?
Slight difference: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace (docusate sodium) is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe pain possible anal fissure w/some bleeding for 5 months. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) softened too much. Citrucel = fissure pain back. OK to alternate both meds?
Several possibls: First you can reduce the dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to whatever level it needs to be to prevent you from being loose. You can also used scheduled emptying to be sure the lower bowel stays as empty as possible for as long as needed to heal. Twice a day works for most.Avoid the foods that plug like apples, pasta, bananas, and enjoy fruits that loosen if it helps.(Peaches,plums,prunes) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible internal hemorrhoid for over a month w/ constipation or painful bowl movement, occasional blood. Saw doc took colace (docusate sodium) + prescription suppository no success?
Further evaluation: is needed. A referral to a general or colon-rectal surgeon is a good idea. In the meantime, keep BM's soft with Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) and lots of fiber in diet. Local care to anus with warm baths and suppositories can also help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
While peri-colace (docusate sodium) sheet suggests taking at bed time to heal anal fissure& hemorrhoid, what best time for regular colace (docusate sodium) can be taken and how often/day?
CHANGE MEDS: I would not continue to taken colace (docusate sodium) or pericolace (docusate sodium).These are not as effective as bulk meds such as metamucil or benefiber for aiding more normal stool evacuation with less straning. This will help prevent recurrent perianl disease such as fissures and hemorhoids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I use colace as a miralax (polyethylene glycol) replacement every day for chronic constipation?
Up to your doctor: Talking with your own doctor about this will yield more personalized results -- it looks like you've had quite an extensive workup of your GI complaints. Being on chronic laxatives is likely to be unhealthy for you in the long run. Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener, not a laxative -- but some say it causes cramping. Hoping you and your doctor can arrive at a helpful plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not know: But you can always dissove it in water also. ...Read more
Depends: Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version. However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.
Which is best? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax stool softener.Constipated. May have diverticulitis. will have CT friday. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 days then ducolax last nite
Different mechanisms: They have different mechanisms of action. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative (draws water out). Dulcolax is a stimulating laxative and for best effect take tablet with full glass water on empty stomach. Severe ab pain or fever then urgently see a doctor. You may benefit from an online consultation to best determine symptomatic care for constipation and advise next steps. ...Read more
Why would bowel preps not work? Poor prep with colyte (polyethylene glycol). Now on 2 day prep starting w/ mag. Citrate. No bm after 9 hours. Followed directions exactly!
35/m.Chronic constipation 5yrs, using na.Picosulfate syp.From many yrs.Colonoscopy, blood tests normal.Anal erosions, pain defecation.How to start rx.
Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.
Hemorrhoids: If the hemorrhoids are on the outside, you can use preparation H cream. If they are in the inside, you will need a suppository like preparation H or anusol. You should avoid constipation so that the hemorrhoids don't recur. Your doctor can do an anoscopy in the office to determine the size of hemorrhoids. If there is partial blockage sensation, you might want to consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?
Constipation: If you have a strong urge to have a bm but can't, work from below with a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema or a gentle tap water enema. In stubborn cases manual disimpaction is required. If you don't have an urge to move your bowels and are not having severe cramps, then miralax (polyethylene glycol) or other laxatives can be used. ...Read more