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Immediate Relief From Constipation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have ibs. What are some OTC meds that aid in alleviating constipation? I already take miralax and benefiber, but am looking for immediate relief.
Fleet enemas : If you haven't tried it. Lots of fluids and fibers, fruits and veges. ...Read more
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??
Stomach cramps (upper), bloating, nausea, dizziness, no diarrhea, no constipation, passing gas offers immediate relief for short periods...Any ideas?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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