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Have chronic constipation will go 7-9 days or until I take laxative, but I do take opiates daily, how could u tell withmeds, if IBS , momhad spatstic co?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not IBS

The problem is due to the pain medication.
You need to increase your water intake and take a stool softener daily. 64 oz of water may not be enough for you. Usually a good stool softener like senekot-s is a good start or colace (docusate sodium) taken regularly. Exercise such as walking is good. Also increase your intake of fiber by eating oatmeal.

In brief: Not IBS

The problem is due to the pain medication.
You need to increase your water intake and take a stool softener daily. 64 oz of water may not be enough for you. Usually a good stool softener like senekot-s is a good start or colace (docusate sodium) taken regularly. Exercise such as walking is good. Also increase your intake of fiber by eating oatmeal.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

One of the side effects of opioids is constipation.
Unfortunately this is not a side effect that patients get used to. Initially laxatives like senna can be used often coupled with a stool softener (colace). An old fashioned remedy is prune juice- you may want to try it). If the condition becomes worse., ask your physician about relistor (methylnaltrexone).

In brief: Not uncommon

One of the side effects of opioids is constipation.
Unfortunately this is not a side effect that patients get used to. Initially laxatives like senna can be used often coupled with a stool softener (colace). An old fashioned remedy is prune juice- you may want to try it). If the condition becomes worse., ask your physician about relistor (methylnaltrexone).
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Another option

Amitiza (lubiprostone) may be another option.
It is a pill that has been approved for opioid induced constipation.

In brief: Another option

Amitiza (lubiprostone) may be another option.
It is a pill that has been approved for opioid induced constipation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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