Red Hook, New York
A 39-year-old male asked:
Had a fecal impaction in january now it's cleared but i keep getting constipated. used miralax (polyethylene glycol) for the impaction now relying on colace for reg bm.
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Gastroenterology 27 years experience
More Fiber...: Make sure you are eating 30-40 grams of fiber per day to optimize transit through your GI tract. If still constipated despite a healthy high fiber diet and active lifestyle, then start adding stool softners (e.g. Colace), daily or every other day dose of gentle laxative (e.g. Miralax). You should try and have a bm at least once every 3 days. Consider seeing a gastroenterologist.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2020
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