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Constipation. I have not had a bm in 3 days. I have tried stool softeners.

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Dr. Stephen Yoo
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Start with OTC

You can start with simple over the counter remedies, such as dulcolax, or senna type products like ex-lax.
In addition, you can try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia. Sometimes mineral oil, mag citrate, or suppositories or even enemas are solutions. Increasing the fiber and water consumption is also good advice. Prunes or prune juice is also a gentle and effective way. If it gets severe, see a doctor.

In brief: Start with OTC

You can start with simple over the counter remedies, such as dulcolax, or senna type products like ex-lax.
In addition, you can try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia. Sometimes mineral oil, mag citrate, or suppositories or even enemas are solutions. Increasing the fiber and water consumption is also good advice. Prunes or prune juice is also a gentle and effective way. If it gets severe, see a doctor.
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