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Causes And Treatment Of Constipation
I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Can a dsmo w/ lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate treatment cause constipation?
Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will linzess for constipation cause me electrolyte imbalance? Should electrolytes be periodically checked upon starting treatment?
Should not: There have been no significant electrolyte abnormalities with chronic Linzess use. ...Read more
Experiencing episodic constipation over course of 2 months & now struggling w/ uncontrollable episodic contracting of sphincter. Causes? Treatments?
Im 19.it takes me too long to urinate completely.urinalysis and ultrasound is normal but PVR urine is about 80.is constipation causing it?treatment?
See remark: At your age you should have no voiding issue or PVR ! If it takes long to void and you don't empty completely I believe you should see a urologist to do cystoscopy.In all likelihood you have bladder neck contracture ,It is easy to stretch the bladder neck,that will help.Inquire if a lady gynecologist dilates the urethra/bladder neck in her office.It is easy procedure under local anesthetic. regard ...Read more
Most of the time...: ...High-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation Rx: usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax. Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
constipation: In a young male is most often caused by inadequate fluid intake or the wrong fluids and lack of fiber. Both are necessary. Miralax has no fiber and i reserve for the elderly sedentary patients. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, 20 oz additional per 30 minutes of strenuous activity. Eat a good hi fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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