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A 19-year-old female asked:

Been constipated over 2 weeks. urgent care 3 times. tried mag citrate. er said enema would work. i've done 3. it didn't work. now what do i do???

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Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Many Treatments: There are many treatments for constipation over the counter. Miralax helps by retaining water in your colon, whereas both dulcolax and senna act by stimulating your bowel to contract (which moves your feces along). If you're having severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, you need to be evaluated again by a medical professional.
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