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(Abdominal bloating)
Tympanites , also known as meteorism, is a medical condition in which excess gas accumulates in the gastrointestinal tract...
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Laxative
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Stool Softener
Other name: Metamucil (Metamucil)
Other name: Colace (Colace)
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109,012
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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...
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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...
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Top Concerns
Lax
Addiction
7
Depression
4
Cough
3
Contractions
3
Anorexia
3
Burning
3
Dizzy
2
Fainting
2
Withdrawal
2
Runny Nose
2
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Sto
Spotting
7
Weight Gain
6
Cough
5
Numbness
5
Burning
4
Depression
4
Addiction
3
Contractions
3
Dizzy
3
UTI
2
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Stool Softener
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Addiction
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7
3
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Sto
4
4
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Lax
Sto
3
5
Contractions
Lax
Sto
3
3
Anorexia
Lax
Sto
3
0
Burning
Lax
Sto
3
4
Dizzy
Lax
Sto
2
3
Fainting
Lax
Sto
2
0
Withdrawal
Lax
Sto
2
0
Runny Nose
Lax
Sto
2
0
Spotting
Sto
Lax
7
0
Weight Gain
Sto
Lax
6
0
Cough
Sto
Lax
5
3
Numbness
Sto
Lax
5
0
Burning
Sto
Lax
4
3
Depression
Sto
Lax
4
4
Addiction
Sto
Lax
3
7
Contractions
Sto
Lax
3
3
Dizzy
Sto
Lax
3
2
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Sto
Lax
2
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About Laxative
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...
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About Stool Softener
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...
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" ...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.... "

" ...I suddenly became constipated. I tried a laxative and it worked but stool was still hard. Last night I took a stool... "

" 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... "

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" ...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... "

" ...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... "

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ehealthforum.com
" ...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... "

" ...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... "

Post from
anal-fissure.org
" ...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... "

" ...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... "

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www.mothering.com
" ...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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