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A 32-year-old member asked:

I am 24 years old, i have only had 1 small bowel movement yesterday but have been constipated for 4 days. should i take some milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) now?

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Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Constipation: A fleets mineral oil enema and a tablespoon of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) should suffice. If not, see your physician.
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