U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old female asked:

Been having trouble with constipation for about 6 weeks. i was advised to take laxido a laxative for it which i have been doing. i still need to take laxido to have a bowel movement. i did have a colonscopy in may for different bowel issue clear?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Physical exercise, such as running or jogging plays a critical role in keeping bowel movements regular when done consistently few times a week. Hydration is next with a log to keep foods that are causing trouble most of the time when ingested.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 Wish you good health!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 2, 2022


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.