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Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

See: your doctor. Taking laxatives with no results could be a problem. Worry about an obstruction. See your doctor to get on a proper schedule ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Are there any non habit forming laxatives for constipation?

Are there any non habit forming laxatives for constipation?

Yes: There are different types of medicine for constipation. The best approach is to eat more fruit, fluids and fiber. Docusate is a stool softener that helps if stools are hard and there are vegetable laxative products that can help pass stool. ...Read more

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Are there any methods of solving constipation without laxatives?

Are there any methods of solving constipation without laxatives?

In addition: if currently constipated stay on a liquid diet only and take Mil of Magnesia 2 tbsp daily until completely cleared out then follow Dr Fowlers advice. eat healthy and you do not need to take fiber supplements such as Metamucil or fibercon ...Read more

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Is laxative good for constipation?

Is laxative good for constipation?

Yes: take them as needed. if constipation does not respond to over the counter laxatives, visit your doctor ...Read more

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What are some laxative foods for constipation?

What are some laxative foods for constipation?

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! ...Read more

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How much is too much of laxative (constipation)?

Generally I am: Not in favor of chronic laxative use. A hi fiber diet along with 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid per day usually corrects the problem. You are approaching the age for colon screening and if the above doesn't work for you after trying for 2 weeks minimum, you may be a candidate for a colonoscopy even at age 46 or at least an evaluation. Tlk with a colon and rectal surgeon or GI doctor. ...Read more

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Are all laxatives really effective for constipation?

Are all laxatives really effective for constipation?

Yes: sometimes you need to take larger doses. and occasionally need to combine them (as different types work differently on your body). ...Read more

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Could it be okay to take a laxative for constipation?

Yes, but don't make: It a habit. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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