A member asked:

Does the most chronic to severe constipation require a surgery or any sort of medical assistance or can it be treated by following any other methods?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Rarely: Very rarely would you need surgery for constipation- unless it is causing an obstruction. Make sure to take fiber supplements daily, increase your water intake, increase the vegetables in your diet and don't abuse laxatives.

Answered 4/25/2015

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