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Pregnant. Having problems with warm, was taking mebex. Can I take any laxative to clean up? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:iam 4 months pregnant
User:my prob is with worms as i like sweets
User:previously i used to tk mebex every quater
User:now doc is not allowing
User:can i take any laxative to clean up
Doctor:Mebex is contraindicated in pregnancy
Doctor:It is not to be taken when one is pregnant
Doctor:Unnecessary use of laxative is not suggested
Doctor:unless constipation is troublesome
Doctor:Since you are pregnant it is not advisable to take the schedule drugs without weighing the risks and the benefits
Doctor:You could probably get a stool routine done to look for any cysts or ova to confirm the worms
User:natural remedy like,pumpkin seeds crushed n havg in emoty stomach
User:can these be followed?
Doctor:I am sorry, there is no medical evidence on these
Doctor:High fiber diet would definitely help
Doctor:Plenty of fluids will help as well
User:but that will take looong time
Doctor:Are your stool habits regular?
Doctor:Before you proceed any further, first get a stool routine done
Doctor:The treatment can be decided upon accordingly
Doctor:Are you there?
User:i got it
User:ok,so cant proceed on anythg before stood test
Doctor:Yes, please do the stool routine
Doctor:you may get back to me with the report
Doctor:I will be able to suggest based on the report
User:wil get back as its done
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Bye for now
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