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A 51-year-old male asked:

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...

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
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.
Last updated Jun 28, 2016

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