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Severe intestinal blockage. Taking mineral oil enema, exlax and miralax. Function of mineral oil enema?

yesterday i got an xray of my intestines and was diagnosed with a severe intestinal blockage i was told to take a mineral oil enema and for 6 days take exlax and miralax. I wanna know about the mineral oil. I hear it lubricates the stool , but doesn t soften it. Does that mean the stool will stay the original size and hard as ever with an oily coating and it will rip my butt while coming out? PLEASE HELP IM SO SCARED IM CRYING! im only 14 i cant take the pain.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HCM,
I have read your query and concern, mineral oil enema is a lubricant laxative that works by slowing the absorption of water from the bowel, which then will soften the stool. Hence it will lubricate as well as soften. Hope it clears your query. Thanks

Answered: Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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