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A 30-year-old male asked:

I was traveling via road for more than a week. it has really messed my digestive system especially since i didn't drink water and remained seated for hours and hours. i feel constipated. what do i do?

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Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Remedies & exercise: If you have not had a bowel movement for more than 2 days you may want to take an over the counter "osmotic" preparation such as miralax (polyethylene glycol) or a stool softener such as dulcolax. Avoid stimulants like milk of magnesia. At the same time increase your fiber intake, with over the counter preparations, high fiber fruits and vegetables. Keep yourself well hydrated and start moderate exercise like walking.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2015

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