A member asked:

I fee full even though i only eat a little amount of food and i havent had a bowel movement in four days. what can i do to relieve this?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Elizabeth Baker answered

Specializes in

This is common: It sounds like you are constipated. Taking an over-the-counter safe medication such as docusate sodium or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help tonight or in the next day, but if you still are uncomfortable or having symptoms after over the counter medications, please call and talk to your doctor

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Ayyaz Shah answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Bowel Movement: It's very important to have regular bowel movements so the body can expel and release digested waste products for optimum health. Things that may help in producing a BM would be to increase your water/fluid intake, increase physical activity and use an OTC laxative. There are multiple products available, however magnesium based products are quite effective as well as Miralax (polyethylene glycol).

Answered 9/10/2018



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