A 60-year-old male asked:
Hi doctors! i had a colonoscopy which thank god showed only diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids. i seem to get constipation ""once in a while."" what would you suggest as a good laxative to ""keep around the house"" if the constipation resurfaces?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Constipation remedy: Your Health is precious!
Let Wise man in You do the following:
•Vegetables-Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Turnip Greens, Green peas, Sweet Corn
•Lentils and black beans
•Fruits-Strawberries, Raspberries, blueberries, orange, Apple, Papaya, bananas
•Grains-Oatmeal, Bran, Quinoa, Brown Rice
•Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
•Milk of Magnesia as needed
29 viewsAnswered Nov 05, 2020
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Miralax: Besides increasing your dietary fiber , I would suggest Miralax if you need help once in a while. It is a medication that pulls water into your digestive tract, thereby softening your stools. No crampy laxatives! Also make sure to drink 100 ounces of water daily.
28 viewsAnswered Nov 08, 2020
Last updated Nov 8, 2020
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