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Use Of Dulcolax
What are the size effects of regular use of glycerine suppositories use to gain releif from incomplete defecation;thanks?
Yes: Why laxatives have to be abused, first cause of the constipation is to be determined by your physician , by exam and tests including colonoscopy for malignancy , anorectal motility studies.Some laxatives that stimulate the colon like seneca etc by constant stimulation colonic mucosa will be damaged permanently and may result colitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK: That should be fine. You just want enough water to get the powder dissolved. ...Read more
Is one of the side effects of long term use of miralax (polyethylene glycol) a burning sensation in the throat?
I ve problem of incomplete defacation, inspite use of plenty of fluid and fibre, & have to use glycerine suppositories daily , is there any treatment?
Yes, but...: Yes, but one has to work closely with her doctor for a while, until it is certain that there is no dangerous problem (like colon cancer), and a program of various medications are figured out. There are laxatives over-the-counter that one can use; and one can alternate among several that work for her. There are prescription medicines like Amitiza (lubiprostone) (expensive) that maintain more water in the stool. ...Read more
Hudration: That is ok. Please also stay hydrated. ...Read more
Which remedy for chronic constipation is safer, Linzess or regular use of Milk of magnesia or are they equally safe.
Linzess: is the treatment of choice for IBS-D and IBS is a diagnosis of EXCLUSION In other words you need to have your colon/Rectum examined to exclude other reasons. The chronic us of MOM is NOT a good idea! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Not for long term: Side effects include hypermagnesemia which could cause heart rhythm trouble. Hypermagnesemia occurs specially in persons with slow kidneys. Would suggest alternating it with other cathartics if you have constipation. Several options exist i.e. Senna preparations, plymerizedethylene glycol preparations called MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or its generic form, flaxseed oil, and prune juice. May check with pharmacist too. ...Read more
Nothing!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question.There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more
Yes: That is not a problem. If you are needing these frequently for relief than i recommend follow-up with your pcp to evaluate further. ...Read more
Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.
?: If you diet is good why do you need all these laxatives and softeners? No you cannot use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) long term. Try water and exercise. Drink apple or prune juice. Get your system working on its own or you will be dependent on these softeners for the rest of your life. ...Read more