Laxatives are a form of medicine that is used to treat constipation. They work by increasing the water content in your stool, which makes it easier for you to pass. This medication is not intended for use as a weight loss aid or an ulcer treatment – only as prescribed by your doctor.
Some people think that laxative abuse causes miscarriage during pregnancy because they take too much of this medicine and overdose on it (this can cause electrolyte imbalances).
This is simply not true. Laxative overdose is not the cause of a miscarriage.
Laxatives can, however, be dangerous if you take them without first consulting your doctor about whether or not they’re safe for you to use during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant and have been using laxatives and now want to stop taking them, it is important that you talk with your doctor before making any changes in medication – this way he/she will know how much longer an adjustment period should last (especially when it comes time to deliver).
During the adjustment period after stopping laxative use, constipation may be worse than usual due to hormonal shifts from being pregnant. Your doctor will also most likely prescribe stool softeners as well as other bowel-related medications like Miralax or milk of magnesia.
Side effects from laxative abuse can include the following:
- Stomach problems (pain in your abdomen), dizziness and lightheadedness caused by low blood pressure and loss of fluids from sweating due to diarrhea;
- Abdominal bloating;
- Temporary changes in bowel movements such as constipation alternating with loose stools followed by more severe forms of constipation;
- Irritability and mood swings;
- Nervousness and difficulty sleeping (due to anxiety).
Sometimes people who use stimulant laxatives may experience feelings of restlessness like agitation or shakiness – these symptoms typically go away after you stop taking the drugs.
Can you put a laxative in vagina to cause miscarriage?
No, you can’t. It won’t cause miscarriage and early pregnancy.