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Du Bois, PA
A 19-year-old female asked:

I've always had trouble with constipation and i used laxatives for over a month and now i can't have a bowel movement at all. please, i need help?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2016

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