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Doctor insights on: Is There A Safe Way To Quickly Relieve Constipation

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Is kristaloose oral solution used to relieve constipation safe tobuse during first trimester?

Should be OK: But the best thing to do with any questions about pregnancy is to address them to the doctor who will be delivering your baby. They are in the best position to provide advice and it is always helpful to doctors to know what is happening to their patients. ...Read more

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Is citrate of magnesium safe to relieve constipation? It's been three days constipated and too much horrible gas

Is citrate of magnesium safe to relieve  constipation?  It's been three days constipated and too much horrible gas

Safe on occasion: It is generally safe if used in the appropriate dose and not frequently, if you have no other medical problems (specifically kidney problems.). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take over-the-counter senna laxative every day to relieve constipation?

Is it safe to take over-the-counter senna laxative every day to relieve constipation?

Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy( they harder the stool) doesnt keep tou regular, then it's much better to take a daily laxative than to strain or not go for days. More importantly, if you haven't had a recent colonoscopies exam, you should have one to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Take the generic form of lexapro (escitalopram) and i have constipation, average of 1 bm per 7 day period. Is it safe to drink magnesium citrate to relieve ?

 Take the generic form of lexapro (escitalopram) and i have constipation, average of 1 bm per 7 day period. Is it safe to drink magnesium citrate to relieve ?

See answer: How do you know your constipation is from Lexapro (escitalopram)? See your pcp to make sure there are no other reasons. Changes to your diet, eg. increasing fiber, eliminating processed foods, and increased exercise should be considered before taking any more meds. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to self-massage lower abdomen for chronic constipation relief? (Not sure if it helps but would like to try if little risk of perforation

Is it safe to self-massage lower abdomen for chronic constipation relief? (Not sure if it helps but would like to try if little risk of perforation

If medical condition: is ruled out by your doc it is ok. Just be sure to massage in a clock-wise direction. Pease and good health. There is a Chinese medicine product called Cholinex, which has rhubarb in it that can also be helpful. ...Read more