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How much water should i drink a day to prevent constipation

A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, it sounds: like you are still constipated. You need to drink more water, eat more fiber-rich foods and see a doctor if you are having abdominal pain. I don't kno... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Constipation: Constipation is not a normal condition and it can cause problems later in life if not controlled. Eating a diet high in fiber, and eating fruits and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Drink more water: Simple, open the bottle and put in your mouth, drink the water. You need around one liter of fluid in 24 hrs.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hopefully: Generally fiber and water are key to bowel regularity. If these methods do not help, a doctors visit might be in order.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raphaeli
Surgery - Colorectal 21 years experience
Four glasses: 4-6 glasses of water a day is plenty for most people. There is a lot of water in the food you eat as well so you don't need to overdo it with extra wa... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fruits and veggies: Your diet will define the consistency of your stool. The fruits and veggies along with the chia and flax can alter the stool. Play detective and sta... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
A lot of Miralax (polyethylene glycol): After being on thyroid replacement recheck blood level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)-takes about 3 weeks to change. Meanwhile, check diet-adqua... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It's pretty gentle, is available otc, tastes fine mixed in a drink & you can take more for a stronger effect. Adding a dose of senna or bisacodyl migh... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
IBS: It is possible you may have IBS from what you said. There are treatment available, consider a Gastroenterology consult
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Constipation.: Your question is incomplete. Try fiber and plenty of fluid as you been doing, if does not work, see your doctor to rule out irritable bowel syndrome ... Read More
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