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A 28-year-old female asked:

I'm always bloated and constipated. the constipation does not hurt but i just cannot pass a stool. i take fiber supplements i took probiotics cause the doctor was saying i have ibs i changed my diet but still. i cannot pass a stoll?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber plus water, Miralax or Movicol (polyethylene glycol), Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, etc... Doctor can evaluate and may prescribe something helpful.

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