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Can I take a stool softener while having an active case of diverticulitis?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: It is usually

suggested that diverticulitis best to a diet which contains significant residue .
Since stool "softeners"usually contain artificial "bulk" I would think it would be OK. HOWEVER I would suggest you consult with you Treating Health Care Professional before taking ANY medication which might have an effect upon your bowel condition! Hope this helps Dr Z

In brief: It is usually

suggested that diverticulitis best to a diet which contains significant residue .
Since stool "softeners"usually contain artificial "bulk" I would think it would be OK. HOWEVER I would suggest you consult with you Treating Health Care Professional before taking ANY medication which might have an effect upon your bowel condition! Hope this helps Dr Z
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