4 doctors weighed in:

Can't have bm without lax. Drink 2-3 L of water a day. Body Retains water. Lax. don't always work but cause severe pain. Feel nauseated all time.

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation needed...

Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.
g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction).

In brief: Evaluation needed...

Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.
g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction).
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
35 years in practice
978K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available