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Constipation in Adults
Since you have pelvic emptying difficulties, laxatives in the form of suppositories might help.
Suppositories are mediations that are inserted directly into the rectum through the anus. They are solid and bullet shaped at room temperature, but they melt when they are warmed in your rectum.
One popular and safe over-the-counter suppository is a "glycerine" suppository. Glycerine is a sweetening ingredient in many candies and when it is used in a suppository it works by drawing water into the rectum, loosening stool and triggering muscle contractions. If glycerine suppositories are ineffective, suppositories containing bisacodyl would be worth trying. These include Dulcolax and other brands.
Laxatives are medicines that accelerate the movement of stool within the colon or rectum. Because you have difficulty moving stool out of your pelvis and rectum, you are more likely to benefit from suppository laxatives than from laxative pills.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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