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why do i keep getting constipated

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Constipation: Most constipation is dietary related. The colon works best by a high fiber diet. The undigested pulp draws water into the colon causing to distend and ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Drink fluids half should be water half gatorade , milk, juices ( too much water and you dilute the sodium in your body which is not good). Eat high ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of good oil: And fruits and vegs in your diet can help. Chinese medicine has a product called cholenix that is essentially rhubarb and people find it helpful. Of ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: I wish more people would discuss this with me and always ask my patients about it. In most people constipation can be improved by drinking more water ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
More fiber: You can try to increase the fiber in your diet by eating more fruits/vegetables. You can also try supplementing with metamucil or other fiber additive ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
27 years experience Family Medicine
Usually abdomen: Normally pain with constipation is from stretching of the bowel. Tends to be more in the abdomen but can be seen as back or pelvic pain.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The current mainstay of acute treatment of constipation can involve stool softeners and/or polyethylene glycol, both of which are over the counter.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: If you do not drink enough liquid while taking fiber products (any fiber, not just metamucil) then you can get constipated rather than softer stools. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe a gentle fleet: Fleet enema is probably the quickest way to get things out/relief. Magnesium citrate can push things out in a few hours..Mom may do the job in 12-24 h ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Best recommendation is first, drink a lot of water during the day and get out and exercise. Walking or jogging are easy & safe. For foods try figs ... Read More
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