A 30-year-old male asked:
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i don't have more than one bowel movement a week, but otherwise it's pretty consistent. painkillers seem to be the culprit, but abstaining isn't good.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Opioids/ constipatio: Please restate 2-3 BM/ wk is better .Consider Amitiza/Relistor /Movantik for constipation. Also drink plenty of fluids 2.5 to 3 liters/day. Fruits-prunes, vegetables , psyllium, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) , lactulose and bran have been shown to work as well . Consider sitz study checks motility and other processes. f/u w/doc. http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/opioid-induced-constipation-causes-treatments
Answered on Oct 30, 2015
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