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stool softener

a mild type of laxative that helps keep the stool from becoming hard, dry, and difficult to pass. See also laxative.

Blood in stool

... iron tablets or bismuth medicines such as Pepto-Bismol ® and Kaopectate ®
can cause black stools for 2 ... Use stool softeners if OK with your doctor. ...

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

Opioid pain medicines

... It's best to start a laxative, stool softener, or other treatment ... fluid each day can
help keep your stools soft. ... is a very important step – if your stool is dry ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/pain/paindiary/pain-control-opioid-pain-medicines

Constipation

... can. Do not use enemas or suppositories. Talk with your doctor or
nurse before you use stool softeners or laxatives. Go ...

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

Pain

... People taking opioid pain medicines are normally given laxatives or stool
softeners to prevent constipation, a common side effect. ...

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

Cancer Glossary

... stool softener Search. a mild type of laxative that helps keep the stool from
becoming hard, dry, and difficult to pass. See also laxative. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

Blood counts

... Bright red, dark red, or black stools; More than the usual amount of ... Use a stool
softener to avoid constipation and straining during a bowel movement ...

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

Appendices

... a stool softener or laxative. When to call your health care team: • If there is
blood in the stool • If there is a change in consistency or color of stools • If ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007335.pdf

Constipation | American Cancer Society

... less active can cause your bowels to move less often and stools to become ...
This may include an over-the-counter stool softener or psyllium fiber. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/nutritionforpeoplewithcancer/nutritionforthepersonwithcancer/nutrition-during-treatment-constipation

Constipation

... You may need to take a laxative or stool softener, but don't use these unless
you have checked with your doctor, especially if your white blood cell ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/understandingchemotherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-chemotherapy-more-side-effects-constipation

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain

... It's best to start a laxative, stool softener, or other treatment to ... of fluid each day
can help keep your stools ... is a very important step – if your stool is dry ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002906-pdf.pdf