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    Digi stim?

    Clockwise or counterclockwise?
    Also, what can I take to get the hard stool comes out easily?
    Thanks,
    Tin
    Last edited by tinng321; 8 Aug 2011, 12:20 PM.
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    #2
    Sometimes both.
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      #3
      It probably doesn't matter clockwise or counter clockwise as long as the digital stimulation is done gently. It is generally recommended that you remove hard stool in the rectal vault with a gloved finger before inserting a suppository or mini enema. Inserting the suppository or enema in to the stool will result in an insufficient program. If all of your bowel movement contents is hard, then you need to increase your consumption of fiber and water. You can try fiber supplements like Metamucil, Benefiber etc. and adding more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your diet.

      All the best,
      GJ

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        #4
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          #5
          Start taking a stool softener. Also, use a water-soluable lubricant (like KY), and vasoline and (I also use) Preparation H ointment.
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            #6
            Hi,

            Here is a good review of SCI bowel issues.
            http://www.sci-info-pages.com/bowel.html

            Clockwise or counter doesn't make a difference. First step to softening stool is to assure good water and fiber intake with fruits and vegetables. Next would be a stool softener such as colace OTC. Next you should discuss with your provider possible medication addition.

            AAD
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              I would recommend using water soluble lubricant and not vaseline.

              AAD
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #8
                Thanks all. I do take colace. I was taking 1 colace and 2 senna every night before bed and my bowel program was fine until I started to take detrol for the bladder. Ve also increase the colace to 3 daily but it doesn't seem to help. I stopped taking the petrol today. I'll see if there's any changed tomorrow.
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                  #9
                  My experience is that 3 colace is no better than 2. If you need the detrol, you could always adjust your BP with either enemeez or magic bullet suppository 3x weekly.

                  AAD
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    My experience is that 3 colace is no better than 2. If you need the detrol, you could always adjust your BP with either enemeez or magic bullet suppository 3x weekly.

                    AAD
                    on top of the colace and senna i also use the magic bullet everyday.
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