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I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). whats the alternative?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Fiber sources: http://www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/whats-the-best-fiber-supplement#2 http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 You may also consider taking gas-x before you take your metamucil to decrease gas a known side effect. 1 serving metamucil powder is 2.4 gm soluble fiber. Discuss options with your doc
Last updated Aug 12, 2016

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