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What do I do if i'm still constipated after improving my diet and trying laxatives?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Try schedule

Consider constipation a packaging & delivery issue.
If the stool stays inside too long, water is extracted & the remainder dries more. Many slow movers suffer chronically & aggravate their problem by delaying or skipping a signaled emptying.Try emptying on a schedule that works with your lifestyle. Go thru the motions 2-4x daily to draw the stool down &out. Daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) softens & helps.

In brief: Try schedule

Consider constipation a packaging & delivery issue.
If the stool stays inside too long, water is extracted & the remainder dries more. Many slow movers suffer chronically & aggravate their problem by delaying or skipping a signaled emptying.Try emptying on a schedule that works with your lifestyle. Go thru the motions 2-4x daily to draw the stool down &out. Daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) softens & helps.
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