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A 30-year-old female asked:

I am constipated from gonal f (follitropin alfa) use for ivf treatment. benefiber and hydration are not relieving the symptoms. only 3 very small bms in 7 days. help!

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Try this: Buy Fiber One ("the original" as it says on the box). Look at the nutritional information. It will say "14 grams of fiber per serving" which is 1/2 cup. Eat 1 cup every day. You can mix in other, more tasty cereals, or fruit to improve palatability. If you do this most every day, your constipation will improve and resolve after a few days.
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Do not give up: first do not give up on the fiber and the hydration, they are the corner stone for a good BM in addition you need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and drink more juices specially prune juice. take 2-4 dulcolax before you go to bed. place 4-6 large table spoon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) in 32 oz. of Gatorade and start drinking next day, that will clean you up. eat healthy, and exercise.
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Last updated May 11, 2015

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