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Fast home remedies that are good for stool softening?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Fluid, fiber,etc

Fluid intake, fruits, veggies, whole grains, flax seed (not the oil), beans and legumes, oils, activity all help to move things through.
Non prescription rx can include sugarless gum (sorbitol- can cause gas), stool softeners, magnesium (careful if any kidney problems), mineral oil, polyethylene glycol (miralax)if not promptly relieved, recurrent, associated with other symptoms, etc, see md.

In brief: Fluid, fiber,etc

Fluid intake, fruits, veggies, whole grains, flax seed (not the oil), beans and legumes, oils, activity all help to move things through.
Non prescription rx can include sugarless gum (sorbitol- can cause gas), stool softeners, magnesium (careful if any kidney problems), mineral oil, polyethylene glycol (miralax)if not promptly relieved, recurrent, associated with other symptoms, etc, see md.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Prunes

Prunes or prune juice.
High fiber foods usually help as well.

In brief: Prunes

Prunes or prune juice.
High fiber foods usually help as well.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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