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Me? not personally: Typically won't be toxic, even if expired. ...Read more
Severe constipation for 1+yr. On amitiza, colace, & take mag citrate capsules daily - kept me going but not regular. had colonoscopy Mon. No BM since.
Constipation: I assume that your colonoscopy was unrevealing. It is not unusual to go a few days without a bowel movement after getting thoroughly cleaned out for a colonoscopy. Your gastroenterologist will give you dietary advice as well as critique your treatment regimen.If you have no urge to have bm's,then softeners and stimulants are indicated. If you get urge, work from below with suppositories and enemas ...Read more
Yes: Companies sell these products and make money at it. It is safe to assume someone has used these products for their intended purpose. ...Read more
Can my 2 1/2 year old use miralax (polyethylene glycol) longterm? We believe constipation stems from daily diphenhydramine
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
Fleet enema: It will not hurt to do that this time, but it is not a good idea to become dependent on needing enemas regularly. Basic bowel care such as getting lots of fiber and lots of fluids is the initial step. If you have chronic problems with constipation, see your doctor or consider a consult here. Good luck. ...Read more
I know stimulant laxatives even laxatives in general have cautions against chronic use. Is it okay to take Senokot (senna) one day each week? If not, 1d/2wk?
I took 10 oz of magnesium citrate 26 hours ago & miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2x day with no effect. I haven't had a bm in 14 days. Can I take another mag citrate?
Severe Constipation: Constipation in general is a sign that all is not well. If you are not on any medications that cause constipation, getting thyroid checked is important. Now for immediate relief, Make sure you are eating natural fiber like vegetables and drinking water. Add flax seed powder 2 tablespoons 3 times a day to your smoothie or morning oatmeal. Yes you can take magnesium citrate but you do need testing. ...Read more
Constipated for days. Mag Citrate only causing gas & bloating. No movement. Took 5 hours ago. Ate some food. Try enema? Go to ER? Trying linzess tomor
What's the cause?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Your answer comes from evaluation. ...Read more
How often can I take a fleet enema? I have oic taking amitiza (lubiprostone) 24, tried linzess. Have used enemas weekly.
We should not have: Backwards . The first thing before taiking medications articularly chroically and in such manner, we need to make diagmosis . Once the diagosis is made most of the job is done. ...Read more
5yo has chronic constipation.Doc said colons completely full of stool.In 3 days had 4 100mg collace, 4 fiber gummies, 2 caps miralax (polyethylene glycol) & no bm.Wat causes?
Relatively common: Stool retention is relatively common. Successful treatment requires a plan of scheduled emptying, long term use of stool softeners or wetting agents (like miralax), & work by the kid & parents for as much as a year or two. A skilled pediatrician or pedi GI doc can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?
Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated. ...Read more