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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience Gastroenterology
Likely see Dr: Laxative not advisable as purge, and need to understand root cause if chronic/recurrent constipation. Ad lib laxatives may swing u between constipatio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Obstipation: If you have a strong urge to have a bowel movement but can't and, especially if you're having cramps, don't take more laxatives but instead you have t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Gas s/p laxative: It is unclear of your age or why you are constipated .Gas X may help a bit w/ gas but would seek medical attention today as to why you are constipate ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Blockage: There are many causes of difficulty passing gas. Most common causes being constipation. Here is a brief synopsis on what to do when faced with constip ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Water and anti-gas: Make sure you drink plenty of water, and you could try a variety of anti-gas preparations with simethicone. If still persistent, get a consultation by ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not allergic: Coffee, even decaff, contains organic acids that can be irritating to the gut. Some people ate more sensitive than others. Can also aggravate inflamma ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: You can try a fleets type enema, and get in to see your dr for an evaluation if the constipation persists. Good luck.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Increase your fluid: Intake , if no help after 24 hours see pcp.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Linzess: If the MDs have ruled out an obstrucion then Linnnnzess may be a reasonable solution along with adequate water and fiber intake
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