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I've had impacted feces back to back in the past 3 weeks, removed through enemas & laxatives. doc recommends fibre supplements but it makes it worse?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
He might not have: heard about a new drug Linaclotide for that. Also, if you are on narcotics, fiber won't help but newer drugs like relistor would be very helpful
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