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Can Metamucil Cause Constipation
What does one do about constipation? I have tried Metamucil and am about to try a suppository. Does having a prolapse cause complications here.
Stay regular: Keep taking the Metamucil, and more water. Don't take Metamucil only when you're constipated--take it every day. Also, take magnesium to "bowel tolerance." You can't OD on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find dose that works for you--every day. Add bowel stimulants like prunes. You may be hypothyroid, a common cause of constipation. Stay regular to avoid problems w/ prolapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds r causing severe constipation (hurts to walk) Used suppository last night but still so much pressure. Can I take Metamucil capsules this morning?
Constipation: What you are describing sounds like you may also have developed an external thrombosed hemorrhoid or fissure. I would set up an appt to see a general surgeon or colorectal surgeon and then a GI doctor to help manage your constipation and symptoms , especially if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more
Its not : Supposed to. You should be taking about 20-30 gms a day. If you are not tolerating it well you can switch to another brand such as citrucel or konsyl. You can also take a stool softener and keep in mind to drink a lot of fluids, specially in this warm weather. If symptoms dont improve talk to your family doc as you may need workup to rule out other causes of constipation. ...Read more
1-2 days : It also passes! and thus so does its effect. ...Read more
Fiber supplements: Require time and plenty of fluids; otherwise, they can add to the constipation problem. Are you taking any meds that might cause constipation (narcotic pain meds are notorious for constipating). Have you used laxatives for a long time? See your fp/pcp for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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