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A 45-year-old female asked:

Good day, l am most of the time constipated and l only depend on using enema if l want to pass stool. l also experience some discomfort, heart burn sometime and always bloated?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can recheck: That sounds bad. 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-with-water, polyethylene glycol, Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor may prescribe helpful medicines too.
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