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Im 35 suffering from severe constipation. I can only go by taking stimulant lax or having an enema or both. Please help. It controls me?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Get seen by md

Can be due to many causes: dietary, meds, lack of activity, metabolic, e.
g. Underactive thyroid, excess blood calcium; may be due to incoordination of pelvic muscles, dropped rectum (rectocele), neurological problems, other see a GI doc, get evaluated.

In brief: Get seen by md

Can be due to many causes: dietary, meds, lack of activity, metabolic, e.
g. Underactive thyroid, excess blood calcium; may be due to incoordination of pelvic muscles, dropped rectum (rectocele), neurological problems, other see a GI doc, get evaluated.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fluid and fiber

First line therapy include increasing your fluid and fiber intake.
Prune juice may also be helpful. Next step would be over-the-counter medications such as MiraLAX or bisacodyl. If no benefit with these basic measures, i recommend you see your physician to discuss medications such as amitiza (lubiprostone).

In brief: Fluid and fiber

First line therapy include increasing your fluid and fiber intake.
Prune juice may also be helpful. Next step would be over-the-counter medications such as MiraLAX or bisacodyl. If no benefit with these basic measures, i recommend you see your physician to discuss medications such as amitiza (lubiprostone).
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