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what can i take for constipation if im pregnant

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Fiber : Be sure to get enough water 2 lts daily and get fiber in your diet, exercise like walking 15 minutes daily will help.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Constipation: Prune juice, colace, fiber supplements like fibercon and metamucil, dulcolax and small amounts of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are fine.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Fiber and water. : The chronic treatment of constipation should always begin with fiber and water. That's 50 grams of fiber daily for a woman (70 grams for a man) divid ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colace (docusate sodium): Colace (docusate sodium) is a good choice for constipation in pregnancy; 100 mg capsule will typically do the job, if not, colace (docusate sodium) ca ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: no. but consult with your doctor
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Constipation.: Have you tried increasing hydration with water, increasing diet fiber and increasing physical activity. Those are very safe ways to address your const ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
Activia yogurt safe: There is no reason that you can not eat activia greek yogurt more than once a day during pregnancy. Whether it will solve your problem or not is anoth ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe meds: Ask your OB if they have a llst of meds for pregnancy. On my list i put milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) colace, fiber supplements like metamu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Short term: It is generally accepted that dulcolax is ok to use for a short amount of time during pregnancy. Long term use is to be avoided.
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A member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
CONSTIPATION: If you are pregnant specially 1st trimester, always ask your OB what rx you take because it might affect the baby. Magnesium so4 can be taken as much ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be fine: Now that you are 30 weeks should be no risk to fetus. Also lactulose is not absorbed so generally safe anyway. Would take as needed but if you need ... Read More
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