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Constipated and laxatives don t work

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
OK: This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Fiber and water: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase y... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Liquids only: And take a tbspoon of mom and mineral oil every 12 hours. Should clean out in 24-48 hours. If stool in rectum use glycerine suppository or fleet enema... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
See a doctor: This situation deserves evaluation by a good doc. You should be checked for hypothyroidism, intestinal yeast overgrowth, parasites, structural problem... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There are many: over the counter medications for constipation that work well.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Laxative: Yes, but you need large amounts.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Unlikely: It is very unlikely to have Partial Intestinal Obstruction after Hysterectomy.And also you are moving your bowels.You can slowly cut down the dose of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Constipation: If you don't eat, you won't poop. When you eat, a reflex kicks in to move your intestines along. Unless instructed by ob, take it easy on the laxati... Read More
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