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I have severe constipation after water fast. What's my next step?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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