A 16-year-old female asked:
constipation. laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Louis Cooper answered
47 years experience Pediatrics
Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated.
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
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