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Why Do People Loose Wait By Using Laxatives
If you are anorexic and taking laxatives at the same time are you more likely to loose more weight?
Dangerous: Being anorexic and taking laxatives is very dangerous. The person can die. Please see a mental health professional or your doc for appropriate support. You can starve while draining your body of nutrition and your major organs can malfunction. Please be careful and seek help now. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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Haven't had stool pass in over a week. Tried laxatives enema prunes. How long ok to wait before worrying?
Check it out: 2-5 stools per day normal. You are way behind. May want to see your doc. ...Read more
Does having loose watery stool from laxatives effect bcp? Happened 15 mins after taking it. Some say yes some say no
Maybe: The BCP is broken down by stomach acid and absorbed in the small intestine. If laxatives are causing an increased transport through the small & large intestine then the BCP is not optimally absorbed. Take the BCP and wait at least one hour before using laxatives, which are not recommended for daily use. ...Read more
Can I take stool softeners while I'm taking a laxative and how long should I wait to take a second dose of the laxative?
Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as senna or bisacodyl, can be added if the stool softener alone is not effective, but should not be taken continuously without physician supervision. If you only have a bowel movement after taking a stimulant laxative, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
If I'm waiting to see if I'm pregnant, the two week wait, im bloated and constipated badly, if I took a laxative, would that stop implantation?
No, but...: No it won't, but if the laxative causes severe diarrhea, the dehydration could interrupt the process of implantation. The uterus with a developing pregnancy needs a "quiet" room to conduct its' business, and that is very hard when there is an intestinal "party going on next door". ...Read more
I had an appendectomy two days ago. I haven't had a poop since. I even took laxative hours ago and nothing. How long should I wait? Is it normal?
Can laxatives, like nuez de la india interfiere with Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I have gain so much weight with Depo-Provera I really need to loose some now, thanks
Pain around belly button 26hrs now and gradually getting worse, has spread to the right, down and through to my back. Nauseas, no bm after laxative, tender to touch. Should I wait it out or go to er?
I was constipated and tried several diffrent laxatives and 3 enemas, I was able to get some hard stool out with a glove, followed by some loose stool,?
You do not:
Give an age but I assume you are an adult with a chronic constipation issue. This is now being treated with SPECIFIC MEDICATION (S) and STRONGLY suggest you seek out this treatment from your Primary Healthcare Provider! In the meantime, INCREASE your FLUIDS (At LEAST 5 glasses of WATER/day!
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My IBS is well controlled but I still have periods of constipation where I have to take a laxative. Why does the laxative cause loose stools?
Haven't had normal bm in 2 weeks, tried stool softener, laxative, more fiber, & enema. Causes loose stool. Worried about impaction? What should I do?
Pain or bloating?: If not you can keep doing what your doing for a while but if pain or distention develop see your doctor pronto. ...Read more
Can't tell: You could have one of several. What other symptoms do you have? ...Read more
There is no "Best": Being "regular" is very important. There is no single solution for everyone. Adequate hydration (plenty of fluids), fiber, and stimulation of the colon will usually solve the problem. Magnesium helps many people. You can't "od" on magnesium, because it will cause diarrhea. Usually, 500-1, 500 mg will get you moving. Some people can handle more. Prunes are also a good stimulant. ...Read more
Laxative: I would argue that the mildest laxative is either drinking plenty of water or eating plenty of fresh fruits. Daily use of laxatives is not recommended without the oversight of a physician. Fiber supplements and low-dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder are two other "mild" alternatives. ...Read more
Laxatives, like all medications are very useful if taken as directed. Laxatives are generally intended for short term use unless you have some chronic GI condition.
It should be noted that it is possible to develop a psychological habituation to laxatives. ...Read more
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