A 21-year-old male asked:
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what is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? no laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. doc mentioned surgery??

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
AvoidSurgery, likely: end up with more problems: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Physical activity & avoiding delays in evacuation (when slightest urge) typically most effective strategies. Agents which bind water, best above ground veggies (trial & error for which & how much daily required) next best. Mental issues (infancy on) always relevant though hidden except via symptoms. Trial of linaclotide might help for symptoms.
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
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