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A 31-year-old male asked:

Is there any relation betn constipation/partial bowel obstruction and acid reflux?wht relieves constipation?tried fiber, plenty of water w/o much help.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Constipation: Yes there cn be a relationship between constipation, partial obstruction and acid reflux. You may need further modification of your diet but in the meantime use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to relieve your constipation.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No in your age: Although constipation and gerd are not directly related, both may happen because of slowing motility of the entire bowel usually associated with aging. As far as constipation is concerned, a higher fiber diet is good and regular exercise would help. Anxiety is yet another cause. Consider seeing a GI doctor.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Constipation: Constipation can cause partial obstruction. The partial obstruction could lead to easy fullness and worsen reflux. Increased activity, fluids, fiber, stool softners and laxatives are main treatment. Evaluation to rule out mechanical obstruction including colonoscopy may be indicated in some cases.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2016

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