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A 18-year-old female asked:

Really smelly gas at night, bloated, constipated.. i took a stool softener and it didnt work. do i continue taking them before bed till they do?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Constipation: You can increase the stool softener to twice per day, add miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice per day. You can use a suppository or enema if not having any success.
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