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Unread 04-12-2005, 10:40 AM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

There are many stool softeners in the market but I would like to hear from one that is fully natural I don't like anything that is not natural I know that the best thing is to eat the right food but sometimes this does not help enough. Please help with some advise.

Thanks.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 12:02 PM
Green tea works great

I had problems going to the bathroom and tried Green Tea and that did the trick. It is worth a try.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 12:13 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

In the OLD days, I think Castor Oil was used. YUckk!! How about giving your local health food store a call? (Long distance phone calls always seem to do it for me!)
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Unread 04-12-2005, 12:25 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

I find oatmeal works for me.
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Unread 04-12-2005, 01:43 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

Dear Alina(easy to remember your sig cos my sis is called Alina)
After my TAH/BSO 7 weeks ago my DH went to healthfood shop and picked up some Linseeds for me...I had tries Lactulose stool softner but it made my stomach really even more windy...anyway I sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons of linseeds on my breakfast..you have to drink 2 glasses of water as well...i tell you it has been really excellent plus linseeds are good for menapausal women...im so glad that i tried the linseeds in fact one sister at the hospital started to use them immediately after op...and she was causing loads of methane whilst the rest of us were blowing up like barrage balloons with all the gasses that wouldnt come out!!!
The good thing about the seeds is that you can alter the amount you take easily too....
Take care and all the best...hugs
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Unread 04-12-2005, 02:59 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

Try "Smooth Move" tea or what works for me on a regular basis, is the fiber powder similar to Metamucil. Fiber draws water to the stool and thus softens everything. For me, Ducolax did absolutely nothing!
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Unread 04-12-2005, 03:20 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

Prune Juice - YUM!
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Unread 04-12-2005, 04:10 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

My DH was reccomended Clense More at the Natural food store after I used Colace which worked well but kept me running. My DH asked them about the smooth move tea and they actually would not sell it to him - said the senna leaf would be to much after surgery and the Clense More would be effective and gentler
It is by a company called Renew Life.

Hang in there it does get better
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Unread 04-12-2005, 04:45 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

Someone here suggested prune juice, bran cereal, and applesauce mixed and eaten alittle each day-has worked for me in addition to stool softners(I use generic brand)-Ask your doctor how often they recommend stool softners for you and what is best for you after surgery.

Kozo

18 weeks since Dec. surgery-Total Lap Vag. Hyster-overies taken-rectocele repair
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Unread 04-12-2005, 04:50 PM
What Is The Best Natural Stool Softener ? Does Anybody Knows.

Colace is the one I used after each pregnancy and this time after the hysterectomy. The first few days I washed them down with prune juice

Although raw carrots can do the trick pretty well too. I learned that from my #1 son's day care provider many many years ago....
I still use them on him when he gets...cranky
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