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What to do if i continue needing to go to the toilet?

What to do if i continue needing to go to the toilet?

Seek medical,: professional help in coming to a diagnosis. You should start with your primary care doc or consult an Internal Medicine Specialist. ...Read more

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Will drinking baby oil help you go to the bathroom or clean out your constipation?

Will drinking baby oil help you go to the bathroom or clean out your constipation?

Not a good idea: Baby oil is not to be ingested. It can be aspirated into the lungs and cause serious harm. ...Read more

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How to make diarrhea go away?

How to make diarrhea go away?

Depends: In medicine we have a saying..its best to treat the disease and not the symptoms. The question is why your having diarrhea at all. Is it an intestinal infection? Do you have Crohn's? Irritable bowel? Hypermotility? Rapid transit? Is it osmotic? Are you taking excess laxatives? Its really a bit more complicated than one might think. You should begin with your PCP and then see a GI. ...Read more

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Do i go to gp for fecal impaction?

Do i go to gp for fecal impaction?

Yes: However if they are unwilling to see you for this either a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon would be reasonable alternatives or as a last resort the er. ...Read more

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Can I go to the emergency room for constipation?

Can I go to the emergency room for constipation?

Unwise: Very expensive way to address constipation when local Pharmacist can help advise you and over-the-counter remedies are plentiful. If they have failed and you have abdominal pain, fever, or vomiting, then yes, warrants ER visit. ...Read more

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Can taking mirilax cause me to go in to labor?

Can taking mirilax cause me to go in to labor?

Always a first..: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a lavage agent that improves the ease of defecating. I'm not aware of a bowel movement inducing labor, but I guess there's always a first. Its typically best to, & I recommend that you, check with your obstetrician before taking any product to assess if its safe in your unique circumstance. ...Read more

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What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?

What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately  have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?

Fast transit: You have fast transit through your gastrointestinal tract. It may be that there is something wrong and needs to be checked or you have naturally increased stomach colon reflex which means your colon movements increase when food gets to the stomach. Try foods that require more time to stay in the stomach such as protein, fat. Carbs, fiber usually pass quickly. ...Read more

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When do I need to go to the ER for rectal bleeding?

When do I need to go to the ER for rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Is usually caused by hemorroids, but it can also be caused by diverticulosis, tumors, trauma, angiodysplasia, or upper GI bleeding. You should go to ed when it does not stop when you lie down. Otherwise, you can wait ti see the doctor the following business day. ...Read more

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How to make pink eye swelling go down so I can go to work?

How to make pink eye swelling go down so I can go to work?

Chill: The inflammation of the conjunctiva (whites of the eye) can be treated with artificial tears that have been chilled in the refrigerator. Ice can be used to help the swelling around the eye to go down. The viruses that cause pink eye have a very high attack rate (this means they are highly contagious). Be very careful not to transmit the virus to your colleagues and family. Therefore, chill! ...Read more

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Will I need to take antimalarials to go to mexico or cancun?

Will I need to take antimalarials to go to mexico or cancun?

Malaria prevention: Selective areas in Mexico have risks for acquiring Malaria. The best way to know is check your travel cities against a Malaria map such as can be found on the CDC Yellow Book website. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic to fabric softener?

What to do if allergic to fabric softener?

Avoid: An allergy to fabric softener results in a skin rash wherever your skin comes in contact with fabric that is "contaminated" by fabric softener. The only effective treatment is steroids - topical of mild, and oral if the rash is severe. However, it is far better to avoid the contact in the first place. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to avoid the rash other than to avoid all contact. ...Read more

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How to buy sumatriptan without prescription? Dont want to go to er

How to buy sumatriptan without prescription? Dont want to go to er

You can't : That is a prescription regulated by the fda and dea. If you ever get it without a prescription, then you and the prescriber/supplier are breaking federal laws. Most likely, you will eventually get a visit by the authorities. ...Read more

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I want to go to the ER and get some IV antibiotics?

I want to go to the ER and get some IV antibiotics?

ER visits: In order to receive IV antibiotics there needs to be an indication for a doctor to prescribe it. If the ER physician thinks that you need IV antibiotics, you will likely be admitted to the hospital for further work up and evaluation. ...Read more

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Need to go to the bathroom but not in diarrhea form what can I take to help me?

Need to go to the bathroom but not in diarrhea form what can I take to help me?

Constipation: Modify your diet by increasing your fruit and vegetable intake along with nuts, figs, prunes, and raisins. Decrease your milk and milk products intake. Increase high fibered cereals. If diet modification doesnt help try using miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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How to know if i need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

How to know if i need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

Go to ER: You should go to the ER for dehydration when you feel weak and dizzy when you stand up. Unless you are deprived of water, it is not all that common to get seriously dehydrated. However, if you do feel that way go to an ER and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the doctor for contacts?

Do i need to go to the doctor for contacts?

Yes: Contact lenses are a prescription item, requiring proper measurement and fitting. The best fit is healthy for the eyes and so an eyedoctors prescription is needed. ...Read more