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Tympanites , also known as meteorism, is a medical condition in which excess gas accumulates in the gastrointestinal tract...
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Laxative vs Stool Softener for Bloating

Laxative
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Stool Softener
Other name: Metamucil Metamucil
Other name: Colace Colace
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3.0
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bloating
1.2
Concern level
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Helpfulness
for Bloating
1.4
Concern level
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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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Addiction
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Cough
3
Contractions
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Anorexia
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Dizzy
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Burning
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Fainting
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Withdrawal
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Spotting
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Weight Gain
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Numbness
4
Cough
4
Bruise
4
Burning
4
Depression
4
Dizzy
3
Addiction
3
Contractions
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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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ake a stool softener, take extra fiber supplements. I...
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" ...week 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.... "

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wk post op! Grrr! I had to take a laxative to get things...
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" The stool softener didn't work for me either, just bloated me enough to make me look like I was 5 mths pregnant... "

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became constipated. I tried a laxative and it worked b...
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" ...about three weeks ago I suddenly became constipated. I tried a laxative and it worked but stool was still hard. Last night I... "

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not a laxative and works for me within 12 hours with...
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" 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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for me. Laxative is very dangerous, too. It only gave...
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" ...everything from prune juice to stool softener and nothing worked for me. Laxative is very dangerous, too. It only gave ...horrible cramps. Although I take Vicodin everyday, I have at ...as long as I take... "

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so you can take a stool softener and a laxative to help...
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" ^^^Exactly. If you're bloated it's most likely from the anesthesia and your pain pills, so you can take a stool softener and a laxative to help get things moving. I made the mistake of only taking... "

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definitely use a stool softener with a laxative stimulant,...
" ...worst stomach pains. the bloating is mainly 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... "

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extremely painful and I have been unable to concentrate at...
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" ...having a bowel 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... "

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stool softener and prunes do the trick. Definitely feeling...
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" ...along. Doctor said to take 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.... "

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nd I don't notice any laxative effects. I take one t...
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" ...- stool softeners like Colace gave me wind, so I ...same 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... "

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