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what to do if i frequently do not go often and heard it is good to do a thorough colon cleanse regularly to get the old stool out what is the best way to do this?

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Dr. Mila Valdez
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No colonic cleansing: as a pediatrician we normally dont recommend colonic cleansing.I would like to know exactly what the root of the problem and what causes it before i suggest any treatment
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Colon cleansing: Is not necessary. It is a scam and can actually create problems. Eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily is all you need and a whole lot cheaper and safer. Do not waste your money on colon cleansing or risk your health for that matter.

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Last updated Feb 20, 2015

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