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A 20-year-old male asked:

well i was pretty constipated yesterday i sat on the toilet for an hour what exercises help constipation?

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Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 21 years experience
Exercise after ...: First off - assure you are drinking enough water as well as 15-30g of fiber each day. If that is not providing benefit - and/or you have a sudden change in bowel patterns that persists - i would suggest a visit to your doctor. Gi issues are multi factorial and complex.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if i'm constipated on the toilet right now! need help urgent!?

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Don't strain!: There are lots of drugs that have a laxative effect. If the one you select stimulates GI muscular contractions you will experience cramping which at times may be quite unpleasant. I recommend, next time, that you opt for a more gentle approach using stool softeners and/or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Better still, get checked to see if your system is too slow, rectum doesn't work, or if disease.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I feel like I've been constipated for a while. I drank coffee now I can't stay off the toilet, will that do that? If so why?

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
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For many people: Coffee stimulates the colon, causing you to have a bowel movement. A lot of people use it as a failsafe way to have a bowel movement every morning. If you need coffee to have a bowel movement, then you need to get more fluids and eat more fiber. You should aim to have a bowel movement at least daily without using stimulants such as coffee and laxatives. The effect is temporary.
A 37-year-old female asked:

I've has constipation for about 2 weeks, when I go to the toilet I don't get any feeling I need to go. Haven't got any bad cramps whilst being constip?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber plus water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to eat when constipated and cant use the toilet?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Question unclear but: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber-plus-water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol), Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too.

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