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Have acute constipation problems. i exercise, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and take plenty of fiber in the form of metamucil, beans and oatmeal...

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Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It's pretty gentle, is available otc, tastes fine mixed in a drink & you can take more for a stronger effect. Adding a dose of senna or bisacodyl might speed things up.

Answered 3/23/2014

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Dr. Tim Conrad answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

See GI doctor: It sounds like you are doing the right things but they are not working. This means you need expert guidance. I suggest a visit with an internist or gastroenterologist.

Answered 6/28/2016

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