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Miralax Good Treating Chronic Constipation
Yes: However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax. Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax. If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son 10 chronic constipation miralax 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler ?
Needs consultation: You need to consult with a developmental pediatrician and/or pediatric gastroenterologist.Chronic stool retention/constipation is a difficult problem to manage and most often fails when the program is inconsistent. There are long term changes in your kids bowel which should respond to a disciplined treatment plan but may take a year or more to be effective. Find the best help available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medical issues should I be concerned about if i am having chronic constipation and miralax and other laxatives are not working?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Up to your doctor: Talking with your own doctor about this will yield more personalized results -- it looks like you've had quite an extensive workup of your GI complaints. Being on chronic laxatives is likely to be unhealthy for you in the long run. Colace is a stool softener, not a laxative -- but some say it causes cramping. Hoping you and your doctor can arrive at a helpful plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had chronic constipation since age 3. Eat hi-fiber diet, lots of water, yogurt daily, etc Any alternative to taking Miralax the rest of my life?
How much miralax can I take if needed? Very bad chronic constipation. Does it generally interact w meds or vitamins? Ty!!!
What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax and other laxatives, nothing is working
Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Is there anything safe or prescription Ican take for chronic constipation due to Paxil, getting off pax within 1 mo. Benefiber didnt work etc. Taking miralax. ?
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Not likely.: In a toddler who has otherwise normal development and muscle tone, it starts as a dietary problem with too little fluids, fiber, fruits and veggies and too much cheese, etc, that leads to constipation, then pain with passing stool, then stool holding, then enlargement of the rectal vault so it holds more stool before feeling full. Also, fear of toilets with potty training, or rewarding dry undies. ...Read more
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