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Suffer from chronic constipation. I have hypothyroid. My gastro md says its that. Md recommends miiralax up to 4x a day. I drink a lot of water & exe?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: A lot of Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

After being on thyroid replacement recheck blood level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)-takes about 3 weeks to change.
Meanwhile, check diet-adquate fiber foods like beans, whole grains, fruits, vegs, fluids, activity. Check meds, otc, supplements, e.g. Calcium can be constipating. Get enough oil in diet. Age? May need colonoscopy to check things ok inside. Miralax is safe, but 4x/d is a lot.

In brief: A lot of Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

After being on thyroid replacement recheck blood level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)-takes about 3 weeks to change.
Meanwhile, check diet-adquate fiber foods like beans, whole grains, fruits, vegs, fluids, activity. Check meds, otc, supplements, e.g. Calcium can be constipating. Get enough oil in diet. Age? May need colonoscopy to check things ok inside. Miralax is safe, but 4x/d is a lot.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Check with doctor

With hypothyroidism you should check with your endocrinologist.
If your hypothyroidism is under control the constipation should improve.

In brief: Check with doctor

With hypothyroidism you should check with your endocrinologist.
If your hypothyroidism is under control the constipation should improve.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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