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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 (magnesium hydroxide) 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 to get relief from constipation?

How to get relief from constipation?

Lots of good oil: And fruits and vegs in your diet can help. Chinese medicine has a product called cholenix that is essentially rhubarb and people find it helpful. Of course you doc is a valuable resource. Peace and good health. ...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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What is a good method to relief constipation.?

What is a good method to relief constipation.?

Plenty of fruits: Vegetables, high in fiber, plenty of fluids , good bowel habits, at least three times a day and stool softeners or laxatives if necessary.Also need to check if you have hypothyroidism , as this causes constipation too. Of course, see your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more