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What to do in severe constipation?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Clean house.

First step is to have a "blow out.
" this can be started with manual disimpaction / enema and completed with a cathartic such as magnesium citrate. Afterwards you should start a program of additive agents such as senna / docusate and perhaps an osmotic agent depending upon the nature of your constipation. The goal is one formed bm/day.

In brief: Clean house.

First step is to have a "blow out.
" this can be started with manual disimpaction / enema and completed with a cathartic such as magnesium citrate. Afterwards you should start a program of additive agents such as senna / docusate and perhaps an osmotic agent depending upon the nature of your constipation. The goal is one formed bm/day.
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