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Laxative vs. Stool Softener for Bloating

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Laxative

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/ 104,576 posts
Other Names: Metamucil   Dulcolax   Psyllium   Senokot   Fiber Supplement

Stool Softener

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/ 46,632 posts
Other Names: Colace   Doculax   Peri Colace   Senokot S   Surfak
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements or to loosen the Feces, most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the Col... Read more on Wikipedia
Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements or to loosen the Feces, most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the Col... Read more on Wikipedia
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By missy
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What patients are saying about Laxative + Stool Softener + Bloating

167 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
take a stool softener, take extra fiber supplements....
...of nothing, I feel bloated so I take a laxative and that works. But this has been going on for 3 months! My doc said drink more water, take a stool softener, take extra fiber supplements....
became constipated. I tried a laxative and it worked...
...I suddenly became constipated. I tried a laxative and it worked but stool was still hard. Last night I took a stool...
not a laxative and works for me within 12 hours with...
Docutate sodium is a stool softener, not a laxative and works for me within 12 hours with no pain. I get constipated 2-3x a year and that fixes it every time ( and a great reminder to eat...
for me. Laxative is very dangerous, too. It only gave...
...from prune juice to stool softener and nothing worked for me. Laxative is very dangerous, too. It only ...Although I take Vicodin everyday, I ...long as I take Calcium/Magnesium supplement an...
definitely use a stool softener with a laxative stimulant,...
...caused by water retention though, so drink as much water as possible, and it should help minimize the bloat, and definitely use a stool softener with a laxative stimulant, it helps keeps things...
is extremely painful and I have been unable to concentrate...
...movement. I have taken a stool softener and it has not helped. I have also taken a laxative and that has not helped as well. It is extremely painful and I have been unable to concentrate at...
stool softener and prunes do the trick. Definitely feeling...
...a laxative today if I haven't had a bowel movement yet. Trying to avoid that - the laxative pre-op was enough for me! Hoping stool softener and prunes do the trick. Definitely feeling less...
and I don't notice any laxative effects. I take one...
...stool softeners like Colace gave me wind, so ...thing. Kondremul may have a laxative effect, but for me it acts very reliably as a stool softener, and I don't notice any laxative effects. I take...
and a stool softener each night, but still no results....
...hysterectomy? I was given a laxative before leaving the hospital this past Wednesday. It cleaned me out VERY well, and I have only ...for 3 days and a stool softener each night, but still no r...
a great idea! Stool softener didn't help at all, so I moved...
...Prunes are a great idea! Stool softener didn't help at all, so I moved up to the softener laxative, and it still doesn't seem ...that the next day, I feel great-- no nausea, really hungry. Tha...
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