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A 21-year-old female asked:

Severe fecal impaction for about 3 months? what should i do?can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily?

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Dr. Perry Milman
49 years experience
Get evaluated: Fecal impaction is a condition that requires investigation and treatment. You should see a gastroenterologist for an evaluation, and if no obvious cause is discovered to explain it, then empiric treatment with daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is certainly one possible long-term treatment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Will miralax (polyethylene glycol) help with fecal impaction at all

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Dr. Tri Huynh
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Impaction/Miralax.: Depended on the severity of your constipation. If you have constipation, trial of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is likely to help. You can take 1 table spoon in 8 oz of water by mouth once to twice a day, depended on your response. If you do have fecal impaction, might need fleet enema to evacuate the hard portion at the distal end of your colon first, then take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) afterward. Hope that helped!
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Last updated Dec 2, 2017


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