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treatments for obstipation?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options: Laxatives, enema & fecal disimpaction to mention a few.

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What is obstipation and dyschezia? What tests are used for the diagnosis?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Constipation: This means you have severe constipation and difficulty actually defecating or having a bowel movement. None of your medications and the procedures you listed should not affect this function. There can be many reasons for these problems, but there are standard definitions of constipation (# of bowel movements per week, form of the stool, consistency, size, etc).

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