Corina Marisol. stools. July 08th , 2017.
Stool softeners are safe, however, they should be taken only once in a while. Moreover, one should also be aware of the different side effect ssuch as cramps, throat irritation, diarrhea, allergies, etc. that can occur after taking some over-the-counter stool softeners. Even the best stool softeners in the drug stores have side effects, thus, it is always important to consult your health care provider before taking any over-the-counter stool softeners.
Our stool is supposed to be soft and not loose so that it can remove wastes likes extra fat and toxins from our body. Even though constipation can occur in some from time to time, if an individual is experiencing it on a regular basis, he/she should check with the doctor immediately as there might be a bigger health concern.
Stool softeners, unlike laxatives are not habit-forming and are used on short-term basis, till bowel movements are regularized. They only soften the stool and do not stimulate bowel movements. There are various natural stool softeners, as well as over-the-counter drugs to soften stool. Let's have a look!
Intake of suppository or laxative for stimulating bowel movement may cause you green stool. It is not necessary that all laxatives will result in green stool. If you observe green color with some traces of blood in stool, then it can be a medical emergency.
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