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Purgatives And Laxatives
Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse. ...Read more
What is the remedy for a blocked fallopian tube. Are there no purgative or fertility cleans that could flush or dissolve the blockage?
Depends: Where it is blocked, and why it is blocked. Some blockages can be opened by running a tiny wire through the blockage, some might require cutting out the blocked portion and anastomosing the ends...Still others might be opened at the far ends with surgery. Ivf is also a good solution for pregnancy in most of these cases too. ...Read more
I've taken 300ml of citromag (a purgative used before a colonoscopy) 4 hours ago and still haven't produced a bowel movement. Is this normal?
Might need more time: Drink a full glass of water every hour. Wait a little longer. If still not working, contact your doctor for instructions. ...Read more
There is no "Best": Being "regular" is very important. There is no single solution for everyone. Adequate hydration (plenty of fluids), fiber, and stimulation of the colon will usually solve the problem. Magnesium helps many people. You can't "od" on magnesium, because it will cause diarrhea. Usually, 500-1, 500 mg will get you moving. Some people can handle more. Prunes are also a good stimulant. ...Read more
Laxative: I would argue that the mildest laxative is either drinking plenty of water or eating plenty of fresh fruits. Daily use of laxatives is not recommended without the oversight of a physician. Fiber supplements and low-dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder are two other "mild" alternatives. ...Read more