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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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I want immediate constipation relief?

I want immediate constipation relief?

Laxatives: Constipation, if acute and limited, does not need a workup. If chronic or worsening, you may need to see someone. You can try a light otc laxative like milk of magnesia with or without a supposistoy lile glycerine. If this fails, magnesuim citrate orally with or without a fllets enema from below will be very effective. If the symptoms persist, see someone. ...Read more

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I am having constipation, and abdominnal pain for the last 3 days. I am on duspatalin retard for IBS already. Is there any immediate relief possible?

I am having constipation, and abdominnal pain for the last 3 days. I am on duspatalin retard for IBS already. Is there any immediate relief possible?

Medication can exist: First, being a 38 year old makes the chances of having an undiagnosed complicating condition less likely---but this medication can certainly make constipation worse. Your should call your prescribing physician to apprise him/her. Depending on other c0nditions, prior surgery, type of pain - different exams, xrays, interventions may be required-unless this a typical pain pattern for your condition. ...Read more

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Tried liquid suppository, MOM, mineral oil enema, still no BM from constipation due to meds and bruised ribs! What can I do now for immediate relief??

Tried liquid suppository, MOM, mineral oil enema, still no BM from constipation due to meds and bruised ribs! What can I do now for immediate relief??

Magnesium citrate: You have correctly tried transrectal route for relief of your constipation. It is also helpful to treat from above with oral laxatives. One bottle of overt the counter magnesium citrate should work. If not you may need to seek medical care/advice. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from my constipation?

Constipation Tx: Natural fiber such as fruits/vegetables, or medicinal such as metamucil. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get gentle, quick relief of constipation?

Is there a way to get gentle, quick relief of constipation?

Fiber: Start with fiber and water. Then add each one if the first doesn't work 1. Fiber 2. Magnesium 3. Mineral oil 4. Miralax see your doctor if things don't improve. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

Walk and drink water: The body often responds to less activity than usual with change in bowel habits, often constipation. When traveling, head this off by frequent walks (harder on planes, but easy on a train). Drink lots of water. Avoid constipating foods- buy or bring healthy snacks that are easily portable, like grapes and carrots. ...Read more

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