A 37-year-old male asked:
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please provide a tip on how to ask your doctor about constipation.

6 doctor answers
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Ignore: Keep a diary of Bowel Movements. Present the diary to him to allow nature of the constipation.
Answered on Jul 2, 2014
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ignore: Ask your doctor about dietary changes and medications that can help with constipation.
Answered on Sep 23, 2014
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Ignore: " I am concerned about my bowel ( or intestinal) functioning".
Answered on Nov 5, 2014
Dr. Malinda Linn
14 years experience Family Medicine
Ignore: Just let your doctor know your quality of life is affected by your lack of healthy movements.
Answered on Apr 8, 2016
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Ignore: Ask your doctor about potential medical causes for constipation.
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Ignore: Can i be constipated even if I have BM? How much fiber do I need to eat daily? What is the best lax?
Answered on Jul 7, 2019

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