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If I stop taking laxatives, will my stomach movement be able to function on its own?

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, by eating high fiber diet.

In brief: Yes

Yes, by eating high fiber diet.
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: No

It depends on how long you have been on laxatives.
Some laxatives can be harsh and actually cause damage to the nerves that cause the colon to contract. Even prune juice can have detrimental effects if consumed for long periods.

In brief: No

It depends on how long you have been on laxatives.
Some laxatives can be harsh and actually cause damage to the nerves that cause the colon to contract. Even prune juice can have detrimental effects if consumed for long periods.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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