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If you are anorexic and taking laxatives at the same time are you more likely to loose more weight?

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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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking a laxative?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking a laxative?

See below: Need to be hydrated. Urine needs to light in color. The darker yellow the more dehydrated you are. ...Read more

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Does having loose watery stool from laxatives effect bcp? Happened 15 mins after taking it. Some say yes some say no

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Normal: It is a normal part of the healing process, and may go on for a week. As long as your not bloated, have nausea and vomiting, are passing flatus, and are able I stay well hydrated, its ok to wait. If these things are not all there, call your surgeon to discuss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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

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

Laxative abuse: Laxatives in general are a bad strategy for weight loss. There are no studies on the efect on depoprovera. Diet modification exercise reduction on carbs is probably a better strategy ...Read more

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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,?

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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Will having loose watery stool because of a laxative effect my birth control pill?

NO: Actually BC pills do NOT have a laxative effect unless you are allergic or intolerant to the active ingredients. Call your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hi. I have been using a laxative once a month since November. Should I take one now?

You can but. . .: At your age, regular use of a laxative should not be necessary. You might get some advice on your diet if you have persistent constipation. Taking a laxative once per month, however, is not very frequent. ...Read more

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What is the best laxative?

What is the best laxative?

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

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Chillies work as laxatives?

Some chillies, maybe: There are a lot of different types of chillies, from quite mild to extremely spicy. There is a wide range of reaction to the chillies. So the only possible answer is maybe. ...Read more