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A 33-year-old female asked:

Constipated for days. mag citrate only causing gas & bloating. no movement. took 5 hours ago. ate some food. try enema? go to er? trying linzess tomor

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
What's the cause?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Your answer comes from evaluation.
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Last updated Oct 25, 2018

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