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How To Relieve Constipation Fast
Hydration ; laxative: 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. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
Exercise!: and drink lots of water.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: IF you feel like there is stool in your rectum, a Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppository may relieve the blockage and get you going again. IF no stool in rectum, take some Milk of magnesia 1-2 tbsp at bedtime tonite and stay on liquids until you are moving things through again. ...Read more
Have severe constipation and need relief fast. Never had this problem before. Have tried a bottle of Magnesium Citrate and no help. I know I have not ?
My mother suffers from constipation, what remedy of household products or foods can she consume to relieve her constipation, fast relief
Constipation & pain: Is your constipation acute, &/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding? If so, please get medical attention now. On the other hand, chronic constipation with pain raises the possibility of c-ibs. Medical evaluation under the rome 3 criteria can exclude obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities of the gut, rectal dysfunction. Treatment depends on possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on percocet and constipated four days. Is Epsom salt ok. I can't get to a drug store. How would I use it? I NEED fast relief.
May help: A single dose take as directed on the package may help. Do not take more than directed as may cause electrolyte imbalance. You should not use it if if you have any nausea or vomiting. See your doctor form more effective therapy. Amitiza (lubiprostone) is indicated for opioid induced constipation. It is available with prescription. ...Read more
Fiber.: Constipation has no cure. We recomend a diet rich in fiber ( vegetables & fruits). Take stool softeners ( daily) and laxatives as necessary ( if no bm in 3 d) if the constipation is new or recent pt. Needs a colonoscopy. Avoid rice or apple associated foods. Increase fluid intake and exercise. Avoid calcium or iron pills. Increase intake of prunes, citrucel. Use suppositories, fleet or fullenemas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber and low iron: If formula fed, you can switch your baby to a low iron formula. You can try 2-4 oz of fruit juice (apple, prune or pear juice) or 1 tsp brown sugar mixed with 1 oz of water 2-4x/day. Try pureed prune or pear if your baby is eating solids. A glycerin suppository for babies works also but don't use it too often. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and phys isrequired including surgical history.Treatment also depends on the severity of symptoms. Generally speaking increase water intake, high fiber diet, and stool softeners are recomm.Laxatives are ok for prn use at times but should not be used chronic. ...Read more
Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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