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How do I know which laxative is right for me?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Results

The one that works the best with little or no side effects.
One must be careful not to chronically use stimulant laxatives but intermittent use has role in some patients. Osmotic laxatives are usually the safest, but patient with underling kidney disease should always be careful and discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Results

The one that works the best with little or no side effects.
One must be careful not to chronically use stimulant laxatives but intermittent use has role in some patients. Osmotic laxatives are usually the safest, but patient with underling kidney disease should always be careful and discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Ercp

Usually just some bloating.
But this is a dangerous test. 10% get pancreatitis, and one in 500 die from it. Make sure there is a really good reason to do it.

In brief: Ercp

Usually just some bloating.
But this is a dangerous test. 10% get pancreatitis, and one in 500 die from it. Make sure there is a really good reason to do it.
Dr. Alain Ades
Dr. Alain Ades
Thank
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