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No bm/2+ wks, normal is 1 bm every 2-3 wks. Some discomfort, not using laxitive that cause bad pain stool sftner take 4+ days. No bm w/ fiber, advice?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
In brief: Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol)
Transit time through your colon must be very slow and your colon reabsorbs water making the stool firm and hard.
Fiber may only bulk things up worse if you have slow transit time. Try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) over the counter, as it works by keeping water in the stool making it easier to move through and keeping the stools soft.

In brief: Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol)
Transit time through your colon must be very slow and your colon reabsorbs water making the stool firm and hard.
Fiber may only bulk things up worse if you have slow transit time. Try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) over the counter, as it works by keeping water in the stool making it easier to move through and keeping the stools soft.
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