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Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens.They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fiber is ok but

Your problem may not be not enough fiber but is much more likely inadequate fluid or excessive caffeine intake, which is a diuretic and will dehydrate you and contribute to constipation.
You dont need benefiber if you are eating a diet with adequate fiber. In fact excess fiber and inadequate fluids can make the problem worse! do a self assessment on above.

In brief: Fiber is ok but

Your problem may not be not enough fiber but is much more likely inadequate fluid or excessive caffeine intake, which is a diuretic and will dehydrate you and contribute to constipation.
You dont need benefiber if you are eating a diet with adequate fiber. In fact excess fiber and inadequate fluids can make the problem worse! do a self assessment on above.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: What's the question?

If symptoms continue follow up.
Don't know your age, risk factors for colon polyps. If you have them, discuss with your doc re: colonoscopy.

In brief: What's the question?

If symptoms continue follow up.
Don't know your age, risk factors for colon polyps. If you have them, discuss with your doc re: colonoscopy.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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