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severe constipation for last few days, took meta mucil but didn't help. ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Many more options: Metamucil is helpful in preventing constipation but you have to take it regularly. it is too late to help you now. To relieve the present problem, you should pick up over the counter relief medicines such as Dulcolax or Senokot or Milk of Magnesia and take a generous dose now and every 4-6 hourly till you have a good bowel movement. For future, eat extra fruits and vegetables and grains/Fiber.

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