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Hot Springs National Park, AR
A 48-year-old female asked:

Constipation for 7 days. took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
See: your doctor. Taking laxatives with no results could be a problem. Worry about an obstruction. See your doctor to get on a proper schedule
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Change in bowel habits, including new onset constipation, can be a red flag for colon cancer. Please see a doctor, who can perform an examination and order appropriate tests. Increasing fiber and fluids in the diet can help soften the stool.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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