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How long do I have to take polyethylene glycol until i can pass painful stool?

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Dr. Tri Huynh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Polyethylene glycol

This agent can take up to 1 to 4 days to have bowel movement.
If have stool impaction, you might want to give yourself an enema first, then take polyethylene glycol, one tablespoon in 8 ounces of water up to three times per day. Should eat high fiber diet with adequate water. Citrucel, mix 8 ounces of water daily.

In brief: Polyethylene glycol

This agent can take up to 1 to 4 days to have bowel movement.
If have stool impaction, you might want to give yourself an enema first, then take polyethylene glycol, one tablespoon in 8 ounces of water up to three times per day. Should eat high fiber diet with adequate water. Citrucel, mix 8 ounces of water daily.
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