A member 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!

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered 5/11/2015


Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered

Specializes in Surgery

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.

Answered 5/10/2015



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