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What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work?

What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work?

Depends: If one is constipated, use a clear liquid diet for 24hrs, then orally administer mag citrate or go-lytely. If one has an acute diverticulitis, then antibiotics are needed, and a low residue diet should initially be followed. ...Read more

Suppository (Definition)

A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more


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What should I do next if a glycerin suppository does not work?

What should I do next if a glycerin suppository does not work?

Depends: On why you are using it. If you are constipated and it doesn't help you poop, then try drinking more water and increasing p-fruits...Peach, pear plum, pineapple, papaya. Peas, pumpkin, pomegranate...If you are severely constipated, ask your doctor about other methods....Increased fiber can help, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help, etc. You may need guidance for best results. ...Read more

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What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work? Enema?

What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work? Enema?

Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you dont have an infectious process in your belly and are sure you do not have a bowel obstruction from prior surgery or some other cause, go on liquids and take 1-2 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every 12 hours and you can try 1-2 tablespooons of mineral oil every 12 hours, until you have had a bowel movement and feel emptied.If doesn't resolve with abo. ...Read more

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What are the side effects if a glycerin suppository is inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects if a glycerin suppository is inserted in the wrong hole?

Probably none: Presuming you mean a glycerine suppository inserted into the vagina. If you mean inserted into the mouth, it is unlikely to taste very good. In either event, it is unlikely to cause a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Could a glycerin suppository further block stool movement if it doesn't go up all the way?

Could a glycerin suppository further block stool movement if it doesn't go up all the way?

No: Suppositories are only supposed to sit in the anal canal or the very end of the rectum - if you push them in too far, they will not cause 'blockage'... ...Read more

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems. ...Read more

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What can happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably nothing: No active medicinal ingredient in glycerin suppositories as they act as a lubricant. Glycerin is generally not harmful if ingested- but that is not recommended. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when u have a glycerin suppository?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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After an hour of glycerin suppository, would I have relief?

Yes.: Suppositories usually work pretty quickly. However sometimes they need to be repeated the following day. Before you use such measures you should definitely check with your doctor to make sure this is what you should be doing. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you have a glycerin suppository?

What does it feel like when you have a glycerin suppository?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when I have a glycerin suppository in?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glycerin suppository?

Lubricant laxative: A glycerin suppository is a lubricant, laxative suppository that really has no medical ingredient. It lubricates the bowel and stimulates a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably not much...: We had a rash of patients who misread their instructions and swallowed them instead of using them as directed. One complained of a stomach ache...the rest, nothing happened. Including no results from the suppository. ...Read more

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Took glycerin suppository yesterday,had BM. Today no urge to go.....normal?

Could be: If you emptied effectively you may not have had any more move down into position for emptying.If this is a recurring problem, something like Miralax (polyethylene glycol) taken daily for a few weeks can soften/move things along enough to get and stay regular. You can then drop to using it half dose for a while then stop.In spite of its name, it's more of a moisture retainer than a laxative. ...Read more

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Had a Normal BM Thursday morning, nothing Friday or this morning ( Sat)..Took glycerin suppository and only went small amount. Could I have impaction?

More history needed: Need more history here to determine imp-cation risk. Do you have any anatomical bowel problem? How long has constipation been a problem? 3 days or years? Any blood in stool? Other medications you have tried? Enemas? Fleets? If short term, probably not impacted. If long term, chances of impaction increase. 8 fruits and veggies daily and 8 glasses water a must! ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side effect?

Glycerin suppository side effect?

Probably not.: Glycerin is a pretty common substance, even found even in foods. Local application might cause irritation, but very unlikely to cause any other side effect. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side effects?

None: That i know of. However would not use it daily, but rather figure out the reason you need one and correct the underying problem whether it be not enough fluids or fiber. ...Read more

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What are glycerin suppository side-effects?

Slight discharge: Usually no appreciable side effects from glycerin suppositories. There is no medicinal ingredient- they act as a lubricant and can stimulate a bowel movement. May experience slight discharge as the suppository dissolves. ...Read more

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Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum ?

Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum ?

Wouldn't matter: These dissolve over time after insertion (as long as you take the wrapper off).You may experience an odd sense of fullness after insertion as part of the condition that led to its use. ...Read more

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Yes.: Yes, however eating properly, after the diverticulitis has resolved can prevent constipation and potentially reduce the recurrences. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Not sure what is: Obvious, but glycerine is the mildest of stimulants to help. It is discourage for people during chemotherapy when blood counts are low because anal stimulatin may allow bacterial entry into the blood stream, and bleeding in those with fragile hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can chronic glycerin suppository use cause toxic symptoms?

No but: One shouldn't need to rely on glycerin suppositories for constipation. By adding a maintenance dose of polyethylene glycol 3360 +/- milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) under the direction of your doctor, I would hope that you wouldn't need chronic use of suppositories. ...Read more

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if I have diverticulitis?

Yes: The glycerin will not impede recovery from an acute attack, and will not precipitate an attack in someone with stable diverticulosis. ...Read more

Glycerin Suppository (Definition)

A glycerin suppository is a lubricant, laxative suppository that really has no medical ingredient. It lubricates the bowel and ...Read more


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