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How to know what is best way to cure constipation and how long does it take?

How to know what is best way to cure constipation and how long does it take?

Fiber, water, fiber: The vast majority of constipation comes form inadequate fiber intake. In 3rd world countries with high fiber intakes, constipation related diseases like hemorrhoids, prolapse, diverticulosis and even colon cancers are at a much lower rate than in "big mac" cultures like ours. Fiber should be started slowly and advanced to a diff level for everyone, water has to come with it or you will mix cement. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure constipation and how long does that take? Heard oil is unpredictable

What is the best way to cure constipation and how long does that take? Heard oil is unpredictable

Good bowel habits: Modify your diet, drink plenty of water, may have to use laxatives to help you going. See doctor asap if with rectal bleeding to rule out colon cancer. ...Read more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure constipation and how long does that take?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure constipation and how long does that take?

Fluids and fiber: Increase fluid, water and fiber in diet. Increase fruits and vegetables, preferably fresh. Decrease the amount od dairy products to include cheese as these foods can constipate. If you take supplements with lots of iron, reduce these too. There are forms of iron that cause less constipation. ...Read more

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I had anal fissure 2 months ago because of constipation. I am still getting problem and I need to know how long it takes to get cure?

I had anal fissure 2 months ago because of constipation. I am still getting problem and I need to know how long it takes to get cure?

Usually 2-3 wks: fissures lasting more than 6 wks are chronic but treatment is still effective. watch your diet, use good hygiene and be patient. Increase your liguid intake and use sitz baths. Ask your doctor what other options are available to you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a suppository to relieve constipation?

How long does it take for a suppository to relieve constipation?

Usually < 1 hour: I depends on the suppository. Some are glycerin and only stimulate the rectum by their irritant properties. Bisacodyl suppositories ( dulcolax, etc.) are gut stimulants and generally work better and quicker but can lead to cramps. ...Read more

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How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

Should help: You may have been having diarrhea and have entomaeba histolytica. Now you are taking a medication to help. You may experience some constipation. As the diarrhea resolves. This is good. You will also notice your appetite return. Stay hydrated and this will help any constipation you experience. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fiber to relieve constipation?

How long does it take for fiber to relieve constipation?

Fiber without: Adequate fluid intake will not relieve constipation and may make it worse. You need 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily to get back into a regular bowel pattern. ...Read more

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Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Veg oil: Veg oil can lessen constipation a bit but other factors can prevail. Fiber is essential. The ingested oil will be absorbed but IF you consume lots of fiber, then fiber can adsorb some the oil and pass. Consume oatmeal, apple, pear, apricot, prune, bran, lots of liquid, and veg oil will have impact. Dried prune or apricot can be easy. High fiber oatmeal is easy. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping, bloated feeling, gas (flatulence), diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain.As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more