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constipated and laxatives don t work

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: over the counter medications for constipation that work well.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
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 Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Laxative: Yes, but you need large amounts.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Prune juice: It's old and not very sexy, but it often works.I also suggest more exercise.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Too much: caffeine or alcohol and not enough other fluids. You need 80-100oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid every day, more if you do strenuous exercise or do ... Read More
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