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laxative

[lack-suh-tiv] a medicine that helps make stool (feces) easier to pass and promotes bowel movements to prevent or treat constipation. Many are taken by mouth, but some come as a suppository which is put in the rectum. Laxatives work in different ways; for example, by pulling fluid into the intestine or irritating the bowel to stimulate movement. Others add bulk (such as fiber), soften the stool, or lubricate it for easier passage.

Studies Show Effectiveness of Colon Screenings with Easier ...

... a special diet, drinking up to a gallon of a liquid laxative, and sometimes ... for
a sigmoidoscopy may also involve a special diet, laxatives, or enemas ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/studies-show-effectiveness-of-colon-screenings-with-easier-preparation

Details of Preparing for a Colon Screening Test

... As soon as you start the laxatives, you'll need to stay near a bathroom. ... She
had to drink a gallon of liquid laxative she calls “revolting.” She's had ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/details-of-preparing-for-a-colon-screening-test

Details of Preparing for a Colon Screening Test

... As soon as you start the laxatives, you'll need to stay near a bathroom. ... She
had to drink a gallon of liquid laxative she calls “revolting.” She's had ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/details-of-preparing-for-a-colon-screening-test

Studies Show Effectiveness of Colon Screenings with Easier ...

... a special diet, drinking up to a gallon of a liquid laxative, and sometimes ... for
a sigmoidoscopy may also involve a special diet, laxatives, or enemas ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/studies-show-effectiveness-of-colon-screenings-with-easier-preparation

Castor Oil

... Taken by mouth, castor oil works as a laxative. ... How is it promoted for use?
Castor oil, taken by mouth, has been used as a laxative for many years. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/castor-oil

What is the procedure like?

... Liquid diet, laxative/enema. ... eat anything) for a certain amount of time, follow
a liquid diet for a certain amount of time, and/or use laxatives or enemas ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/endoscopy/endoscopy-what-is-endoscopy-like

Aloe

... Aloe leaves and aloe latex contain chemicals with laxative properties. These
substances are classified as stimulant laxatives and can irritate the ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/aloe

Ayurveda

... oils and herbs, massage, nasal washing, sweating, vomiting, laxatives, enemas,
and ... mixture worked as well as a standard laxative for relieving ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/mindbodyandspirit/ayurveda

Constipation

... Talk with the doctor before using laxatives. ... Cannot move bowels within 1 or
2 days after taking laxative; Has belly cramps or vomiting that doesn't ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/dealingwithsymptomsathome/caring-for-the-patient-with-cancer-at-home-constipation

Can colorectal polyps and cancer be found early?

... the exam. You may also be asked to use enemas or to use strong
laxatives to clean out your colon before the exam. Be ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-detection