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Took Stool Softener
Im very constipated I've used enama and i took stool softener a hour ago, when shpuld i try to poop again?
YouHaveAFullHouse?: A Wise Man once said "There's a hole at the bottom and it will all come out eventually." In your young case I bet that might be true. I think you should be a little more patient.Bottom line, though, is if you are really uncomfortable(like horrible cramps, etc)then go to an Urgent Care for a Royal Flush(call first to talk with them about it). Otherwise, it may take some time with a stool softener. ...Read more
I am 16 and I am pooping nothing but light to dark red mucus. Only has been one day and i took stool softeners that night. Is it anything serious?
Had steroid induced gastritis. Have been constipated for 5 days, took stool softeners but hasn't helped. Is this normal after gastritis? Treatments?
Constipation: After the gastritis, you may have changed your diet with increased fiber and different foods that may have now constipate you. Increase your fluids, you can try the old Prune juice remedy, but if the stool softeners and increasing your fluid intake is not helping, you may need to call your treating Dr. to get and evaluation and more definitive treatment for the stools. Best wishes. ...Read more
I took a stool softener (max 3 pills/24 hours) and waited 12 hours, can I take a laxative (1-2 pills)? the stool softener didn't relieve constipation.
Really smelly gas at night, bloated, constipated.. I took a stool softener and it didnt work. Do i continue taking them before bed till they do?
I was constipated yesterday and most of today i normally go everyday i took a stool softener and warm water mixed with lemon and honey now anus hurts?
I took 2 exlax Wednesday night. Had slight bm on Thursday afternoon. Took 3 stool softeners Thursday night. Nothing. Used a suppository this afternoon. Little more bm. Still fill bloated and belly hurts. Now what? Type 2 diabetic. Several meds. Bydureon.
You need to: "correct" your colonic situation FROM ABOVE! Start increasing your FLUID INTAKE! Start eating FOODS WITH BULKING PROPERTIES..RICE CEREALS/BANANAS Metamucil if you cannot tolerate the above. SPEAK WITH YOUR PCP since it must be determined that increasing bulk is safe (no obstructions etc) Finally if this repeats SEE a GI specialist you may have a form of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Good Luck .Z ...Read more
I have been having stomach problems for over a week. At first I was constipated and then I took some stool softener that helped me to go. Ever since I have been able to go but have still been experiencing various types of pain in my left side from sharp p
Mutiple causes: It's better to take it easy with solids, liquids are preferable. You didn't mention your age but pain on left side of abdomen could be gas, constipation also it could be a condition called "divertilitis"- which signifies a disease in the left colon. If symptoms persist see your PMD. ...Read more
Im constipated i think. Stomach rlly hurts but all that comes out is gas. Took 2 stool softeners lasnight and didnt work. Shud i take more tnite?
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I took a stool softener this morning and i've had diarrhea all day. Is this normal at 38 weeks pregnant?
I took two stool softener Dulculax after the stomach flu because I was constipated 3 days. The Duculax gave me cramps and diarrhea. duration?
Took a stool softener because nothing else was working and within minutes had a bm. Will I get diarrhea now from stool softeners?
Yes, but lower dose: Docusate (doss) is safe for children and it has pediatric dosing tables; do not give a child an adult dose. I would check the medication insert or online at doss's site for this to most accurately dose for pediatrics. Otherwise, it is safe for use in children and I have given my daughter pediatric docusate before. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Docusate: Docusate sodium. However the optimal dose varies from person to person. The over the counter dose is 50 mg and you may need to take it twice a day or maybe 2 tablets twice daily. Psyllium is a natural fiber that come in powder and acts as a softener if you take it with 8 ozs of water everyday. Make sure you take it 2 hours away from your medications. ...Read more