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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Bowel regimen

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Long term your best solution to constipation is to use fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, and laxatives, to achieve 2 SOFT bowel movements per day, no straining. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava answered:

What is the best/fastest/free treatment for constipation?

Miralax

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Miralax is a good laxative, but it's not free.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered:

My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?

Chronic constipation

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needs to be assessed by a pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist, with a plain X-ray of his abdomen. If he's not "cleaned out" before giving bulk laxatives/prune juice, he'll cramp worse. Stool softeners must be given for 6 months or > after clean-out to prevent stool with-holding, encopresis, & long-term health problems. Reduce intake of milk & milk products to 16-21 ounces/day.
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If an overweight person has injured their colon due to heavy constipation what is the best treatment possible if one wishes to avoid a surgery?

Step therapy

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Hello. Start with 4 to 6 glasses a day of water. Also add daily fiber to your diet in the form of something like Metamucil. If no response add prunes or prune juice. Thereafter you may add Colace 200 mg twice a day. If still not regular see your primary physician and he can continue to maximize medications. Also you need to evaluate your diet and consider other dx.
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What's the best treatment for constipation during pregnancy?

Water

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Drink lots of water, may use increased fiber or a fiber supplement, many people also try milk of magnesia.
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What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

Cure constipation

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The hard stool tears the delicate mucosa. Most constipation comes from lousy diet so try to eat ONLY God made food and leave the "junk" alone, particularly all that sweet stuff, candy,sodas (evenDIET) sugar, all the man-made junk that poses as "food"!!
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

That I have c diff toxin b with no diaherra. Have constipation. Treatment anyway with vanco 125mg. Will I get diaherra or make things worse on treatme?

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Why were you tested for C. difficile toxin if you had no symptoms? That makes no sense, nor is it easy to understand why you are being treated. Discuss this with your doctor.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?

Insoluble fiber

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produces more stool.Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol. So both are beneficial. TIme of day is irrelevant but best to spread out thru the waking hours. More important to prevent bloating, gas and constipation is adequate fluids: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids is recommended
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

Took 1 immodium ad for loose stool this morning now worried that I'll be constipated tomorrow. How to get my body regular and prevent constipation?

Careful

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with taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. if keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently
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What is the treatment for constipation?

Most of the time...

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...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.
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