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What is the most effective way to get rid of constipation?

What is the most effective way to get rid of constipation?

See below: I normally recommend miralax. It is otc. The normal dose is one cap full in b ounces of fluid daily. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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How to get rid of constipation?

How to get rid of constipation?

Not easy: Some common sense advice- try drinking lots of liquids daily at least 6- 8 glasses of water, add some prune juice, try some over the counter stool softeners/ laxatives as needed. If constipation gets worse, you may need to see a GI doc. I guess some people just don't have a fast gastro-intestinal motility than others. Make it a habit to poop daily. Otherwise, you will be full of s_ _ _ so they say. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Avoid constipating foods
Once
Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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How can I get rid of constipation?

How can I get rid of constipation?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of constipation without taking any medications?

How can I get rid of constipation without taking any medications?

Life style changes: Eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water and exercise. Add to your diet prunes, pears, beans, whole-grains, broccoli, nuts. ...Read more

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Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2. Advice assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag" like weight loss or blood in stool that needs evaluation if ongoing. ...Read more

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How do I gently get rid of constipation? I have been on muralax for 3 days and don't want to go to the dr. Or hospital.

How do I gently get rid of constipation?  I have been on muralax for 3 days and don't want to go to the dr. Or hospital.

Try : A different otc medicine if there are no allergies u can try a product that has senna to stimulate the bowels, also a fleets enema but do one or the orher for staters, drink lots of water and increase ur fiber intake, any very bad pain or abdominal bloating or not going in another two or three days see ur dr. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of constipation following stapled hemorrhoidectomy?

See below: Drink plenty of liquids, avoid narcotics, use laxatives if needed (miralax, senokot), add fiber to the diet (metamucil). Contact your surgeon if you continue to have difficulties. ...Read more

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