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A 29-year-old female asked:

Severe constipation at 37 weeks pregnant if i try to go i get pain shooting down left leg, how can i relieve it? i drink lots of water

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Constipation meds: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) are two common over the counter Milk of Magnesia constipation frequently recommended to pregnant women. Magnesium citrate is also available and good for severe cases. Some prefer to use an enema. All are available options to you and safe for use in pregnancy.
Last updated Dec 21, 2015

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