Suppository Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: Suppository Laxative Use

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as suppository use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate using laxatives regularly, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Suppositories. Do you regularly use suppositories to effect a bowel movement?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Frequently (1 to 4 times per week) or less
→ Almost daily
→ More than once daily

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of suppository use, regular suppository use, daily suppository use or abuse of suppositories, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Laxative/Enema Overuse

Laxative/Enema Overuse also suggests the following possibilities:

Potassium Need

Potassium loss can occur in cases of laxative or enema overuse.

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