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A 56-year-old female asked:

Having problems with constipation, bloating and loss of appetite. miralax (polyethylene glycol) causes me to burp alot. i had a colonoscopy l-l/2 years ago that was normal.?

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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Diet: If you have had a full work-up for your constipation, including lab tests. And you've reviewed any medications that might cause constipation, like blood pressure medications, then i would suggest you work on diet. Some people need a lot of fiber. So lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, the yogurt activia contains a probiotic that helps with constipation.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. S: Get more fiber and drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
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Last updated Nov 24, 2020

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