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What To Do If Suppositories Don T Work
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis. ...Read more
MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more
After no BMs in 7 days, is it safe to use ClearLax in the same day as a glycerine suppository? The suppository didn't work.
About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working. ...Read more
Depends: On the absorption of the medication and the pharmacological properties of the medication you are talking about. Since you did not mention a specific medication a direct answer can not be given. ...Read more
Effect right away: Effect kicks in right away, but in order to reach peak it will take 4-8 hours after single dose; assuming this is vaginal supp. ...Read more
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
I feeling constipated and I just took three suppositorys. What else will help me if this does not work?
Water: Please drink three liters of water over the next hour. ...Read more
Mainly 3 ways:
Glycerin suppositories are one of the most widely used rectal laxatives for relieving mild to moderate constipation in babies, adults, and children. Glycerin suppositories provide gentle, timely and effective relief from constipation with minimal side effects. Works by irritation, hydration and lubrication.
Read more: http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5501853_do-glycerin-suppositories-w. ...Read more
My 9 yr. Old has been holding in her bowels for months now and now enamas, suppositories, or Mira lax won't work what should I do I'm so worried?
Expert opinion: Have her seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have a intestional blockage it started when I got the flu 4 days ago. The 2 suppository I took didn't work. I took one laxitive orally, nothing. Help!
Not sure how you were diagnosed with an intestional blockage. Are you not having a bowel movement.?
Could you be describing constipation or when you have not had a bowel movement?
Complete intestinal obstruction requires ER visit.
Constipation can be solved with laxative, fiber, more water. Buy these at a pharmacy speak w pharmacist.
Consult Doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more
Can I take a rectal temp 20 min after giving toddler a suppository if it didn't work? Could that cause bowel perforation?
10 months bright red anal bleeding. Dr. Prescribed 2/day anugesic hc suppositories for 2 weeks with fo stool test. Sups didn't work... What should I do?
See a surgeon.: Bright red blood is usually caused by something low in the rectum or anal region. Hemorrhoids (either internal or external) or rectal fissures are the most common causes. If your symptoms aren't improving, consider seeing a general surgeon or a colorectal surgeon to see if there is anything they can do. ...Read more
Hi my 9 year old daughter has held her poop for so long that enemas, suppositories, and Mira lax won't work please help me with advise?
Complete evaluation: She needs to be evaluated by a pediatric gastroenterologist and or developmental pediatrician. This is much more common than you would expect, and treatment requires that you both become educated on how it developed and the long road to recovery. It can be fixed, but only through education and strict adherance to a rehabilitation plan. ...Read more
Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you don't 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
Recent UC flare, on 750 ml balsalazide 3 capsules 3 times day. Dr prescribed canasa suppository. Will canasa work immediately overnight or in a week?
Not overnight: But hopefully soon! It'll probably take time to calm things down but if you haven't had any improvement by a week, you should let your GI doc know. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Tried everything had Nothing works to treat my constipation but doc says use glycerin suppositories as needed. Is this safe? I use them weekly
Safe: Glycerin suppositories are safe, but you should not need to use them to treat your constipation on a regular basis. There are better options, but it is important that you discuss them with those who treat your Gilbert's disease and hypothyroidism. Don't underestimate the effectiveness of a healthy, high fiber diet and adequate hydration. Also, when was the least time your thyroid was checked? ...Read more
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Doctor prescribed me mesalamine enema for hemorroids today. Will the enema or mesalamine suppositories work better?
No urge to poop. Suppository did not work. When got urge only sup came out. Still no urge. Constipation or poop just not ready?
No urge to poop so took suppository thinking constipation. It did not work, does that mean I am not constipated? Was the poop just not ready to come?
Yes, poop not ready: To come out yet. Give it a little more time. ...Read more
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