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How do I cure severe constipation?

How do I cure severe constipation?

Not really: If you feel yogurt will help your constipation, you are wrong. You need to consume more high fiber foods, vegetables and fruits and lot of water to wash it down constipation is related to what you eat and drink. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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How to relieve very severe constipation?

How to relieve very severe constipation?

Diet vs medication: There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation. The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on. ...Read more

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Can a person die if they have had severe constipation?

Can a person die if they have had severe constipation?

Rare but yes...: Severe constipation can rarely cause hard, dry stool to erode through the colon wall. Peritonitis can occur, and death is a possibility. Having said that, most people's constipation will never become that extreme. Drink lots of water and increase your fiber intake- psyllium is a good fiber supplement. And see your doctor for help! ...Read more

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I have severe constipation after water fast. What's my next step?

I have severe constipation after water fast. What's my next step?

Start water again..: Dehydration causes constipation and in your case, resuming normal water usage will likely resolve your problem. You may need to use quite a bit to get back the water that you lost from recent restriction. Adding a bit of fibers will help. For a more rapid relief, a gentle fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will likely result in quick evaculation. If not helpful, consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is two years old and had a severe constipation from last two days?

My son is two years old and had a severe constipation from last two days?

Short or long term?: If this is just a one time thing for a few days, usually just some extra fluids and/or juice. You could do a one-time infant glycerin suppository as well (you know where that goes!). If it is a long term problem, then some diet changes with less milk products and more fiber needed. In addition, a product called MiraLAX (generic peg or polyethylene glycol) used on a routine basis is helpful. ...Read more

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Could you tell if there anyway my hymen is affected by severe constipation?

Could you tell if there anyway my hymen is affected by severe constipation?

NO WAY: Constipation affects your colon and GI tract. Your hymen is in the vagina and related to your gynecologic tract or structures. Should be no relation between the two. ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe constipation. I am 41 years old and my weight is 85 kg.

I am suffering from severe constipation. I am 41 years old and my weight is 85 kg.

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. If no help , need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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