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can t have a bowel movement without laxatives

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few ideas: Continue your present regimen while it may help to include a daily probiotic. Adding a little caffeine such as a cup of coffee or green tea can also ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Chronic constipation: Is a difficult problem. You can become dependent upon laxatives and this can lead to all sorts of problems. Consult with GI specialist to make sure ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
For constipation: take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comforta ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
41 years experience Family Medicine
Grandmothers say: Its probably your diet. They are mostly right on this topic. Its also summer and hot in most places so you are likely to get dehydrated making BM mo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Serlin
20 years experience Family Medicine
There : There are many reasons for constipation. Without knowing more about your history, i can't tell you for sure what is the cause of yours. With that be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Thats an option.: That is normally ok. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: There is a problem somewhere. You probably have an impaction and the er rather than a doctor's office can probably deal with that.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Above and below: On the same shelves as the laxatives at the pharmacy are enemas and suppositories. Use the enema to soften up the stool in your rectum and take laxati ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Akbari
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration: A common cause of constipation is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day or approximately 2 liters. Also make ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: It is possible to have an impaction or other blockage that will obstruct your colon. Evaluation with an abdominal exam, digital rectal exam, plain x-r ... Read More
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