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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Treatment of Constipation

Treatment of Constipation

Constipation Rx: usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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Toddler constipation treatment?

Toddler constipation treatment?

Need to see a doctor: Constipation could be many reasons. Some toddler are not taking enough fibers or not drink enough fluid, but thyroid problem is another possibility. You should the toddler check with the doctor and find out the cause. ...Read more

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Treatments for obstipation?

Treatments for obstipation?

Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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Cure for constipation problem?

Cure for constipation problem?

Psyllium or others: Get labs done to determine the cause of constipation. Low thyroid can cause it and u correct that w thyroid meds. Meanwhile u can try prune juice, or psyllium ( metamucil) is pretty good. Others include senna or cola e. Try whatever works best for you. Everyone is different. Also eat more fiber. That will help a lot. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Hemorroids: Exam under anesthesia, the first part of rectal surgery when non-operative care isn't working. While you are comfortable under ga your surgeon examines the rectum. Prolapsing hemorrhoids are surgically treatable. Be well. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate treatment for constipation?

What's the most appropriate treatment for constipation?

Prevention: Best way to treat constipation is to prevent it by having a diet rich in fiber and making sure that you are drinking adequate amounts of fluids (water is best). ...Read more

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Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Hydrate: Could be a number of things and it is impossible to tell without more information. Because I do not have enough information, i would recommend you see your physician if this continues. In the brief description, it sounds like a some type of intestinal infection, say something like food poisoning. Make sure you stay hydrated. I know this can be hard with nausea, but it is paramount until appt. ...Read more

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Cause & treatment of constipation?

Cause & treatment of constipation?

Multiple causes: If this is a new change in bowel habits you should get a colonoscopy. If it is lifelong then it is your diet that requires attention. It is a common question and reflects the standard american diet (sad). ...Read more

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What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, i mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive. ...Read more

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Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

NO indication: at any age . Removal of colon has specific indications for not your problem . You are only 21 , see your family doctor and follow the advise . Good Luck ...Read more

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What is the treatment for constipation?

What is the treatment for constipation?

Most of the time...: ...High-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for constipation?

What is the treatment for constipation?

constipation: In a young male is most often caused by inadequate fluid intake or the wrong fluids and lack of fiber. Both are necessary. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has no fiber and i reserve for the elderly sedentary patients. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, 20 oz additional per 30 minutes of strenuous activity. Eat a good hi fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements. ...Read more

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Cure for constipation of toddler?

Cure for constipation of toddler?

Fiber: Since toddlers have a notoriously poor intake of vegetables, their fiber intake is also poor. One easy method is to give 1 teaspoon of psyllium fiber, found in benefiber, in a beverage every day. If despite the fiber, the child still has either painful stools or fewer than three good stools a week, the child should be seen by his/her doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy). Surgical: surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Some we mix both methods. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more