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Can you take castor oil everynight?

Can you take castor oil everynight?

Probably: Teaspoon,
depends on your size and your results, may need more or less for effectiveness. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor?

Is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor?

Talk to your ob: Castor oil causes diarrhea. In the process, it can cause some uterine contractions. It is not directly harmful to the baby. However, inducing your own contractions without the knowlege of your OB can cause problems for your baby and is not a great idea. Induction without a medical reason prior to 39 weeks is not recommended. Best to discuss this idea with your Ob before you try it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor?

Depends...: Castor oil is a great way to have a bowel movement. if you are close to entering labor on your own, the cramping from your colon may stir up contractions in the uterus and labor will go from there. IF you are NOT ready to labor, you will have painful cramping and diarrhea, some uterine cramps but not any cervical dilation and you will still be pregnant after it all settles down. ...Read more

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I take codeine60mg but find that I get very bound up in both the small and large bowel. Can I take castor oil to help with the small bowel motility?

I take codeine60mg but find that I get very bound up in both the small and large bowel. Can I take castor oil to help with the small bowel motility?

Yes and no: Codeine, being an opioid, has the common side effect of constipation. Castor oil's chronic use can cause dependency problems, anal leakage, etc. I agree with other recommendations that using a stool softener like docusate should be tried first. Unfortunately constipation and opioids go hand in hand. Ask you physician if a non-opioid can be used for your problem. ...Read more

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Can I take castor oil by mouth to help with a bowel movement due to hemorrhoids?

Can I take castor oil by mouth to help with a bowel movement due to hemorrhoids?

Fiber laxative: It would be easier on your system if you take fiber laxative like Metamucil.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can I take castor oil at 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant? Will it harm my baby?

Can I take castor oil at 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant? Will it harm my baby?

Castor Oil: Castor oil is commonly used by pregnant females when it is time to start labor. It works for some when it causes rapid evacuation of the bowels which seems to trigger labor. It is safe to use and very commonly used for this purpose. ...Read more

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I'm 9 months pregnant and ive been having severe itchiness with no rash, especially at night. Is it okay if I take castor oil and just induce labour?

I'm 9 months pregnant and ive been having severe itchiness with no rash, especially at night. Is it okay if I take castor oil and just induce labour?

No: Emphatically no! Pregnancy and childbirth are still under the control of Mother Nature's timing. Moreover, your OB MD needs to be aware of your itching just in case it is an allergic response to any medication that has been taken. Most allergic responses usually involve a rash or hives. Talk to your treating OB MD soon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take castor oil at 35 weeks pregnant and not dilated?

No: Although castor oil might be safe when used for starting labor in pregnant women at term, it should not be used without the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is unsafe to use in pregnant women who are not at term since it might bring on labor too early. ...Read more

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Can I take castor oil when im 37weeks and 4days pregnant im already having contractions im having contraction I tried having sex, and walking

Can I take castor oil when im 37weeks and 4days pregnant im already having contractions im having contraction I tried having sex, and walking

This: This was an old "wive's tale" on aiding with labor. This is not an appropriate way to help labor. Other's that do not help are: walking, jumping, etc. These only pass the time. The only thing that has been proven to increase contractions and quicken labor is intercourse. The fluid that the sperm swim in has a prostaglandin that is simular to the prostaglandin that we use to "induce" a woman's labor. Although this can be quite uncomfortable to a full term woman it is the only "act" that has been shown to increase contractions and aid in labor. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 38 weeks pregnant 1 CM dilated if I take castor oil will I go into labor?

Please reconsider: Castor oil is really not a way to get into labor and the GI cramps may be worse than labor. Talk with your physician about when the baby is mature and being sure of your dates and come up with a labor plan together. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor I can't sleep get sick when I eat and am in pain from

I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor I can't sleep get sick when I eat and am in pain from

No: The risk of early delivery is decreased but there are risks other than lung maturity that are increased with premature delivery. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to deliver the baby. Plus, castor oil doesn't necessarily bring on labor, tastes awful, and causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do not move bowels regularly. I drink plenty of water & often take fiber & castor oil, castor oil always work but 2 nasty. What can I do 2 solve dis?

Do not move bowels regularly. I drink plenty of water & often take fiber & castor oil, castor oil always work but 2 nasty. What can I do 2 solve dis?

See your doctor: See your doctor, especially if an integrative medicine physician. This doctor can review your health, food intake, and medication use -- because the cause may be found there. I have had patients complain of constipation who were secretly abusing opiate medications. These slow the bowel, resulting in constipation. Your doctor can help you figure out a good plan. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 oz of castor oil to kick start labor?

Castor Oil: Castor oil will help you empty your bowels. It will not trigger labor unless coincidentally your uterus is ready to start contractions. ...Read more

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I am now past my due date, if I take 2 tablespoons of castor oil to try and induce my labor, is that bad for my my baby?

I am now past my due date, if I take 2 tablespoons of castor oil to try and induce my labor, is that bad for my my baby?

2 tbsp is OK: 2 tablespoons is OK. Will it get you into labor, I am not so sure. If you are not more than 41 weeks, please be calm. Watch for kick counts and if they are OK, speak with your doctor and get a day for induction scheduled. Your cervix needs to be ripe before you get induced. Otherwise, you will risk getting a cesarean section. Not worth it. ...Read more

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The dr. Told me took take 2 oz of castor oil to induce labor should I walk afterwards and if so how long?

The dr. Told me took take 2 oz of castor oil to induce labor should I walk afterwards and if so how long?

No rules: There aren't any specific guidelines or rules about this. You can walk, take a bath, rest, whatever feels right. By the way, there is no research evidence that taking castor oil will induce labor. It does cause diarrhea though, so be sure to drink plenty of water. Here is a reliable article about inducing labor naturally:

http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/inducing-labor-naturally-can-it-be-done. ...Read more

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I've dilated to 1 cm and my cervix has softned. Would it hurt for me to take 2 tablespoons of castor oil? Just to speed things up

I've dilated to 1 cm and my cervix has softned. Would it hurt for me to take 2 tablespoons of castor oil? Just to speed things up

You are 17 years old: - we don't know your pregnancy history or how many weeks of pregnancy you are at. Please, please don't get information on managing your pregnancy via a health information site. PLEASE talk to both your parents and your doctor before you take any steps one way or another. ...Read more

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Castor oil @40+5 weeks 2cm dialated and 90% effaced. Would it be okay to take 2tsp? I've had no problem at all with my preg

Why: Why do you need/want to take Castor oil? It can cause contractions. Are you trying to get done sooner? If that's the case, I recommend that you not experiment or do anything without consulting your OB provider first. ...Read more

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How long do castor oil capsules take to induce labor and do they need to be frozen first?

Not recommended: Castor oil is a strong stimulant that can cause not just diarrhea but also stomach upset - which may not be a good thing when you are in labor. It has been used for millenia, but there is very little medical evidence that it is effective. ...Read more

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I was born with a very light eyebrows and I want to grow them, so I tried putting castor oil it worked, but how long does it take the hair to grow?

Castor oil: Has been proven to grow eyebrows. You can use minoxidil, which is over-the-counter (in the U.S.) to grow your eyebrows. Also Latisse (bimatoprost) will work for this, but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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I'm overdue by 4 days my doctor has booked me in the 23rd dec I want to induce labour my self IV try a lot of things is castor oil safe to take?

I'm overdue by 4 days my doctor has booked me in the 23rd dec I want to induce labour my self IV try a lot of things is castor oil safe to take?

No, no, no: It does not work and can be potentially harmful to your baby (could increase the likelihood of meconium aspiration = baby poops and inhales substance into lungs during labor = very bad). ...Read more

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How much castor oil do I need to take to induce labor? I will be 41 weeks in 2 days.

I would not....: Use castor oil as a natural induction method. There are other natural induction methods that can be discussed with your physician. Castor oil can lead to dehydration from the diarrhea it can produce. There are other, safer methods. ...Read more

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How many castor oil capsules do I need to take to induce my labor at 40 weeks? I'm scheduled for induction and would rather labor at home.

None: Castor oil is not recommended as it does not work to induce labor. It will on the other hand give you very unpleasant diarrhea. If you do not want to be induced discuss with your doctor whether or not an induction is medically necessary in your situation. ...Read more

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